I5-2500K High CPU Usage Tags: CPUs Intel i5 Last response: February 1, 2012 3:51 AM in CPUs Share kmaster224 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. More about : 2500k high cpu usage nna2 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 esrever a b à CPUs February 1, 2012 3:41:51 AM check task manager and see which process is using your cpu. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rds1220 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources [ CPU ] High CPU Usage , Low FPS Forum High CPU usage in battlefield 3 for 2500k? Forum High CPU Usage Forum Windows 8 Extremely High Memory Usage ~8GB!!!!! Forum I5-2500k @ Stock Speeds Idling High with Aftermarket Cooler Forum CPU Usage jumping around like crazy Forum Very high CPU usage , causing very high laptop CPU temps (90c idle) Forum 100% CPU usage by 1 core Forum Very high CPU usage when recording Forum High CPU Usage Forum Opinions and price of this PSU........... Forum [Solved] CPU Usage Issue: Can YOU Solve it? Forum Testing CPU without BIOS Forum Cpu motherboard combo virtualization Forum CPU fan problem Forum CPU Forum CPU Fan [Vostro 200] Forum Upgrading CPU, motherboard and memory. Forum [Solved] Asus Xonar DG PCI Sound Card vs realtek 7.1 high definition audio Forum [Solved] Difference between intel Core i5-2500 and intel Core i5-2500k Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !