My CPU has been been stuck at 100% for about a week now. I checked processes and saw system idle process running high, so I figured it was normal. But it has been constant, and I'm starting to see effects on my system. It used to go down on a restart, then ramp back up. Now even on a fresh boot it starts at 100%. It's slowing down black ops 2, my cursor moves sluggish, and feels almost like my old laptop trying to run a game it had no business running.
I've run Avast, Malwarebytes, Spyware S&D, cleaned junk files, cleaned the registry, and removed everything that was installed since the problem started. Any ideas?
It's odd because it'll stay at 100% all the time. If I open the task manager, it drops right back to normal, then goes straight back to 100% when I close it. My biggest concern, aside from a slightly sluggish system, is that my cpu temps are in the high 40's when they're normally below 30. The system idle process shows around 98 while cpu usage will be in the 50's. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm about to say screw it and do a fresh install.