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 m 0 l esrever a b à CPUs February 1, 2012 3:41:51 AM check task manager and see which process is using your cpu. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rds1220 a c 152 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhy does Fallout 2 (PC) have such high CPU usage? Forum Solvedcpu usage high while gaming Forum SolvedHigh CPU usage with Guild Wars 2 Forum Solvedcpu usage to high during cornverting Forum Solved"Store Broker" high CPU usage Forum SolvedCPU usage very high all time, dont know what it is Forum SolvedHigh CPU Usage on i7 4770K Forum Solvedi7 4770k @ 4400, cpu usage really high Forum SolvedBF4 low GPU usage and high CPU usage bad frames Forum SolvedOutlast high cpu usage Forum Solvedhigh cpu usage Forum SolvedHigh GPU usage, low CPU usage Forum SolvedSlows down pc; high cpu usage when hard disk is working Forum SolvedHigh CPU usage when moving mouse? Forum SolvedHigh CPU Usage FX8120 Forum SolvedHigh CPU usage and RAM usage Forum SolvedThief high cpu usage Forum SolvedHigh cpu usage on quite abit games. Forum SolvedHigh cpu usage Forum SolvedCPU Usage extremely high, after playing games? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !