My cpu usage is always high now. It spikes extremely easily. Even if i hold my mouse button and move it around it very fast it can spike up to 60%. Even opening task manager goes to 40%. I'm running a E5200. I'm guessing its because I've recently updated my BIOS through windows and something went wrong.I'm not 100%. I dont think it is hardware or software, because I haven't changed much. And I have 2 separate windows and both are affected. I've already tried flashing the bios to another version and resetted the CMOS. What can I do? Am I screwed? Can a messed up bios even affect the cpu? Everything else seems fine otherwise.
I didn't think it was bios either but can't see what else changed.
I'm using windows 7 RC 1 and been my primary for two months and windows XP is also installed. Task manager doesn't help much. It's high for whatever I am doing at the moment. If I'm holding the left button on the mouse and dragging it around fast, iexplore spikes to about 30-40% usage. When I open chrome it goes to 30-50%. I can't multi-task very well anymore. Booting is still fast, even when loading windows.