I built my own computer and have been having some trouble with CPU Spikes. The only time I really notice them is when I am playing music and then open an internet application. For about 1-2 seconds after I open the program the music will slow down and start skipping, sounding like something from Transformers.
Has anyone heard of this issue before, or know a solution?
- I've tried uninstalling and re-installing my audio drivers, but the issue is still here.
- It has been occurring since my computer was put together.
- Also occurs randomly while internet is open.
- CPU jumps from 0-1% to 100%.
One core jumps to 100% or all 6? Install Process Explorer and try to narrow down what process/thread is taking the cpu time: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us [...] 96653.aspx
All 12 regular and virtual cores spike when it happens. After some messing around some I'm able to reproduce the issue when I need to. It will randomly occur when opening new windows or loading videos, but it seems to always occur when opening a new browser after being idle for several moments.
I used the program you recommended and the process "McSvHost.exe2392" is the culprit of the spikes. I Included some pictures below to help with further troubleshooting, but after a quick Google search of the process I don't know if it is part of my McAfee anti-virus software or malware.