Hello! I recently purchased an Intel i7 2700k processor, which, as I'm sure you know, clocks in at around 3.5ghz and is consequently extremely powerful. However, I have found that when I run any process, especially games, my CPU usage clocks in to under 20%, meaning that most of my processor's power isn't being utilized. The strangest thing is that running games seems to somehow LOWER my CPU usage from around 1.35ghz in total being used to less than 1ghz being used. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Thank you!
Thanks so much, as this was definitely the problem. One of my two chassis-secured fans was off, and two of those plastic tabs weren't seated correctly. If the problems continue, I'll clean the heat sink. Thanks again.