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Is there something wrong with my processor?

#1Sativa_RosePosted 7/14/2014 9:16:57 PM
I got a new laptop, but it has been hiccuping (like freezing for a sec like once a minute) during both games and when playing videos. I've done some experimenting and I don't think it's the graphics card. I thought it might be the processor so I ran a geekbench test

http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/662328


See those rectangular chunks where the multicore processors suddenly work way less? I think that could be the hiccuping I'm describing. Or is it normal for these tests to look like that?
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#2Cool_Dude667Posted 7/14/2014 9:18:02 PM
Are you the real sativa rose?

Incase you aren't you should run a virus scan on your computer, its riddled with spyware.
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#3Unsugarized_FooPosted 7/14/2014 9:18:52 PM
Go into your power settings, and put it on high performance mode and set all the options to the most energy using choices. Might be a power saving thing kicking in.
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#4Orestes417Posted 7/14/2014 9:19:45 PM
Check your temps and cooling.
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#5arleasPosted 7/14/2014 9:23:45 PM
First things first.

Make sure the power settings are not set to "power saver" or "balanced" or anything else since that could be holding you back. I used to have a similar problem (though much less frequently than you described) and it was because after a minute or two of inactivity, the hard drive would shut down and then when I wanted to do something it would have to spin up again. It would do that every 20-30 minutes (unless I made sure to keep the hard drive busy the whole time).

Secondly, make sure that the laptop isn't overheating since that would cause it to throttle down to reduce the temperature.

If it's not overheating, and it isn't set to run at lower power to save your battery, then it might be something else taking up your processor time...You say it's brand new so unless you've just been on a porn spree using IE as your main browser I kinda doubt it's a virus already...but it could be some kind of bloatware or built in virus scanner trying to scan the folders in use by your games.
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#6Sativa_Rose(Topic Creator)Posted 7/15/2014 1:22:42 AM
I've set everything to high performance. My laptop is getting up in the 50-55 C range sometimes, but that's it. I've also uninstalled all of the bloatware that came with the laptop and run virus/malware scans. All of that and the problem still persists. I'm probably going to ask for a replacement from the manufacturer.
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#7Sativa_Rose(Topic Creator)Posted 7/15/2014 4:20:55 PM
bump
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#8NingishzidaPosted 7/15/2014 4:39:14 PM
You should try a factory refresh or reset.