So I have a computer I built about a year and a half ago I think. Specs are:
Intel i7 950 @ 3.07 GHz
Asus Sabertooth X58 Motherboard
12 Gb of Ram
About a week ago I noticed that my processor status told me that core 6, hyperthreaded so the second half of core 3, was running at 90% even though I had no programs running. I checked my processes and I can't find anything wrong. System idol processes is at 99%. I noticed that the temp on my Core 3 is a few degrees higher than on my other cores.
I have also noticed some problems when playing graphically intense games like Mass Effect 3, or even Mass effect 2, sometimes I notice a lag that has never been there before. Does anyone know how I could fix this?