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I5-2500K High CPU Usage

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February 1, 2012 3:32:57 AM

I have an i5 2500K and idling i get around 45% CPU usage. This seems very high, is there anything I can do to lower the usage?

EDIT: Sometimes though it will drop to around 1% but it's weird how it spikes randomly.

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a b à CPUs
February 1, 2012 3:36:19 AM

have you run a virus scan lately?
check your background programs... things like skype will access your cpu for no good reason
a b à CPUs
February 1, 2012 3:41:51 AM

check task manager and see which process is using your cpu.
a c 141 à CPUs
February 1, 2012 3:51:12 AM

Check task manager and download an Anti-virus program if you haven't already. I really like AVAST but there are a decent amount of free ones out there. I would also download Malwarebytes and run a scan for any Malware.
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