Do some virus and malware scans to scan for infections that can slow down your computer, use disk clean up to remove temporary and unnecessary files, defrag your hard drive and download this to check for any harmful processes/services that might be running - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb89665...
I have read that it should not affect my CPU however it just seemed largely coincidental that I plug in a new monitor and my cpu goes haywire.
I have the process monitor open and SVChost.exe and Trustedinstaller.exe are using 374000 KB each
That isn't normal right?
I have tried both monitors singular. (HDMI and VGA) and the problem persists.
Although from in a game I don't seem to notice any decrease in performance.
I'm having a feeling the effect is purely a placebo from actually being able to see the cpu monitor in a game, as my virus scan has come back clean. No files have been installed so I can't foresee how I would of have gotten anything