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CPU Unusually high CPU usage after upgrading to SSD

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by McLovin9091, 26 Jul 2014.

  1. McLovin9091

    McLovin9091 I Have used a Dremel

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    Hi there, its been a while since i've needed help, probably as i haven't upgraded anything for a while :)

    My problem is that when i startup and do not run any programs except for task manager (to see CPU usage) the reading jumps between 25 and 85% even when i am just sitting looking at the screen. Also 3GB of RAM is being taken up (out of 8GB)

    I have checked that there is nothing running in the background, if there was anything that required the CPU to work this hard i'd notice it. (well i think i would) Obviously this is having a massive effect on gaming.

    Have i missed something simple when installing the new SSD, i doubt i have missed any drivers as there is nothing highlighted in device manager.

    TIA
     
  2. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Which process is generating the most CPU usage?
     
  3. McLovin9091

    McLovin9091 I Have used a Dremel

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    Hi there i have attached a screen shot of what the system is running a couple of minutes after switching on.

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    Just noticed that my sig is also wrong, as i've unclocked and just running the 4 cores @ stock speed of 3GHz
     
  4. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Click on the CPU header to sort the processes into %age usage order. Is WMI Provider Host (wmiprvse.exe) the process that is utilising the most CPU usage?
     
  5. McLovin9091

    McLovin9091 I Have used a Dremel

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    it was that but now it seems to have stopped doing it. Thats why its been a couple of days since i last posted.

    Can't play any games now (even older ones), the frame rates drop frequently as if something else is drawing from the CPU a lot.

    Its like its only using one core at times and therefore doesn't have the performance to run the games.
     
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    McLovin9091 I Have used a Dremel

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    McLovin9091 I Have used a Dremel

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    Still got no idea what the problem is. Regardless of where the game is installed the same problem occurrs.

    Everything else is running fine. I just don't get it.

    Any ideas, anyone???
     
  8. McLovin9091

    McLovin9091 I Have used a Dremel

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    Somethings not firing right. Just checked the Passmark site for my card and CPU

    AMD Phenom II X4 960T: Average mark = 3880
    Nvidia Ge-Force GTX 460: Average mark = 2666

    My system: CPU = 2362 and GPU= 1973
     
  9. Fat Tony

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    When you upgraded to SSD did you check that AHCI was enabled?

    I think its still applicable on AMD boards
     

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