So, my processor is by no means fancy, I bought it 4 years ago, and it's a Pentium D. It's a 3Ghz Dual Core. However, lately it's had VERY bad performance. And by this I mean with absolutely everything closed, my processor running at 30% usage.
Hm, well I'm not sure now. I restarted my computer, and it's back to running at 1% at idle, but I've seen it do 30+% at idle many times, so it must be something that doesn't trigger on start up. I'll have to look after my PCs been on for a while I guess.
I've been doing live streams of games a lot lately, which is really hard on the processor, and I've been doing like 10 hours a day lately, and Pentium D runs reallllly hot (or I just fail at proper cooling ) so I was worried I might've damaged it.
Heh, still, can't wait to get my hands on an i7 system, saving for it now.
Thanks for all the help everyone, I appreciate it.