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CPU Usage Spiking

December 29, 2012 10:35:23 PM

Hello, I recently built my own computer using an i5 3570k 3.4ghz.
After installing and getting everything done I started windows as normal,
but when I am on Google chrome or just simply sitting on my desktop doing nothing.
My 1st core will randomly spike up to about 76% when all the other cores are at 3-5%.

When my cpu hits the 76% and I am trying to move my mouse, the mouse judders up the screen as my computers lags.
Its like my windows is using the 1st core as a priority, but this incident only happens every 5-8 minutes.

Specs:
i5 3570k 3.4ghz
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H, USB 3.0 Intel
GTX 560 Ti
Artic Freezer i30
2x4GB Corsair Vengence
1TB HDD
120GB Corsair SSD

Please let me know if you need anymore info.
Thanks, Matt.

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