I just built my i5 system today and did some minor overclocking.. and put it at 3.33ghz. voltage is around 1.26. I then wanted to see the cpu usage over time so i watched a 1080p movie and saw a max/average around 14%. Later, tonight, I am doing nothing at all and it stays at 25% continuously. Any ideas?
Also, i'm using an aftermarket cooler and with no load (still 25% cpu usage) i am at 44c. I'm kinda confused as i thought idle temps would be mid thirties with stock coolers.
enzo- The taskmanager shows 0-1% cpu usage on some processes and 0% on most of the others, yet the performance tab still shows ~25% usage. The graphic that shows individual cores appears to have cores 1 and 4 @ 0% while cores 2 and 3 are jacked up to ~33% which would be close to 25% overall i guess. I haven't done any other troubleshooting steps as i don't know where to start. I though it might be more hardware related than software (ie voltage whatnot) so i came here.
HA I did NOT have the show all processes checked. It looks like the process is "intel rapid storage technology.
Yes idle is 75%..but i often jumps to 99% as this intel storage thing drops to 1 or 0%. I do have an ssd (intel x25v). This could also coincide with the fact that windows no longer loads up instantly..it hangs for ~30 trying to get to the login screen. I guess it looks like i have to set up the ssd differently. I did download a ssd tweaking program (ssd tweaker) and loaded all the default settings. This seemed to help..as startup was really fast. The only thing i did differently from then till now is remove the page file from my ssd. (and altogether for that matter due to space).
And yes to your third question.
Can i delete this intel rapid storage technology thing?
Any tweaking suggestions that aren't included in the utility? maybe put the page file on one of my other hds?