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So I recently got this pc and I tried to overclock gpu and CPU. I'm very new to overclokcing so I was just following tutorials. I decided overclocking wasn't for me so I put the core clock back to what stock is (4.2ghz) and now whatever I do even if it's opening chrome tabs the CPU usage goes to 70%+ and games are choppy as hell, pretty much unplayable. I really need help because I'm freaking out tbh.

Specs: i7 7700k, Asus gtx 1080 strix, asus Z270f strix mobo and corsair vengeance rgb 16gb.
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    avast or similar antivirus + malwarebyte free to check if it is virus
    Check CPU process during that 70% usage, is it just chrome/game or some other processes
    If you are lazy, just reinstall OS, that should wipe out all software issues.
  2. vapour said:
    avast or similar antivirus + malwarebyte free to check if it is virus
    Check CPU process during that 70% usage, is it just chrome/game or some other processes
    If you are lazy, just reinstall OS, that should wipe out all software issues.


    i have attached all of the info. thanks
    https://gyazo.com/cbb3c8a6314fe4518d1771686655111c
    https://gyazo.com/6ea2e6ea641a190ec5ab0de50278196c
    https://gyazo.com/e05016d620886aeadb937940612478ca
    https://gyazo.com/e8a28f18cfb27418f593500b793f920a
    https://gyazo.com/107c870fe43f21b999df974ac905548d
  3. if you ask me the memory speed and gpu speeds look wrong but i dont know much about speeds
  4. Please do what I suggested.
  5. vapour said:
    Please do what I suggested.

    i have done it. They didnt pick anything up. its a new Computer so i dont know
  6. Check CPU process during that 70% usage, is it just chrome/game or some other processes
    use task manager > processes, order by CPU usage and screen shot it.
  7. CPU usage goes up but its like something is hidden from the task manager because it doesnt add up
  8. that is why I am asking you to screen shot it.
  9. vapour said:
    that is why I am asking you to screen shot it.


    https://gyazo.com/842df08bd7bc264c9d09cf51daaa1798 it got to about 60% but i couldnt gyazo it fast enough.
  10. Try firefox as the explorer. Try gaming and screen shot the same window
  11. vapour said:
    Try firefox as the explorer. Try gaming and screen shot the same window


    https://gyazo.com/ce66bb3ce9f1c93c91b7d81d05d63645 im just going to do a clean install of windows 10
  12. Is your windows legit...
  13. vapour said:
    Is your windows legit...


    yes everything is legit. Did the windows clean install and it already feels much better. Haven't tested games cos Aussie internet speeds but it feels much smoother. Thank you legend :)
  14. glad to hear
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