4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2016 10:19 AM by Intel Corporation

    i5 6600k - very high usage % when gaming?

    Neil_B

      Hi All

       

      I was just wondering if someone may be able to advise.

       

      I have recently built a new gaming PC (about 1 month ago) and have had no issues at all with it until yesterday. While I was playing CS GO mu CPU usage was very high 90 -100% and I only noticed this when my anti -virus software message popped up and told me. I use CAM software which I enabled so I could monitor while in game and it was correct my usage was at a very high level. I tried it with a number of different games and getting the same results. There is no issue with temp though. I have a 4k gaming setup as below:

       

      MSI z170 pro gaming MB

      i5 6600k

      GTX 1080

      Kracken x61 cooler

      Samsung 850 ssd

      16g Hyper X RAM

       

      My GPU usage is also high which I know is a good thing but not to sure is both GPU & CPU usage should both be close to 100%

       

      Any help would be much appreciated

       

      Thanks

       

      Neil

        • 1. Re: i5 6600k - very high usage % when gaming?
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hi Neil_B,
           
          Let’s try to test your system with the Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool, to verify the functionality of your system. The diagnostic verifies the processor operating frequency, tests specific processor features, and performs a stress test on the processor; please attach the results to your answer.
          Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool
          https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/19792/Intel-Processor-Diagnostic-Tool
           
          Regards,
          Hellen.
           

          • 2. Re: i5 6600k - very high usage % when gaming?
            Neil_B

            Hi Hellen

             

            It looks like all passed please see below:

             

            --- IPDT64 - Revision: 3.0.0.25.W.MP

            --- IPDT64 - Start Time: 18/08/2016 7:03:04 PM

             

             

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            Processor 1

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            Genuine Intel CPU Test

            Module Version: 1.0.12.64b.W

            Start Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:04 2016

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected: GenuineIntel

            Detected: GenuineIntel

            End Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:04 2016

            Total Time:  seconds: 0

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            Temperature Test

            Module Version: 1.0.12.64b.W

            Start Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:04 2016

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected: Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received: 82 degrees below max

            End Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:04 2016

            Total Time:  seconds: 0

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU Brand String Test

            Module Version: 1.0.12.64b.W

            Start Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:04 2016

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected String Parts: As Defined in BrandString_LocalConfig.xml

            Detected: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz

            End Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:04 2016

            Total Time:  seconds: 0

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU Frequency Test

            Module Version: 1.0.14.64b.W

            Start Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:04 2016

            Test Result - PASS

            Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz

            Expected CPU Frequency: 3.50

            Detected CPU Frequency: 3.34335

            Expected Base Clock: 100

            Detected Base Clock: 98.3337

            QPI link rate Test - Not supported.

            Skipping QPI link rate Test.

            End Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:08 2016

            Total Time:  seconds: 4

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            Floating Point Test

            Module Version: 1.0.10.64b.W

            Start Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:08 2016

            Test Result - PASS

            Million Floating Points per Second, MFLOPS: 518.4

            Error: 0

            --- Floating Point Test Passed!!!---

            End Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:10 2016

            Total Time:  seconds: 2

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            Prime Number Generation Test

            Module Version: 1.0.10.64b.W

            Start Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:10 2016

            Test Result - PASS

            Operation Per Second: 5.98121e+006

            Error: 0

            --- Prime Number Generation Test Passed!!!---

            End Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:12 2016

            Total Time:  seconds: 2

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            Cache Test

            Module Version: 1.0.10.64b.W

            Start Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:12 2016

            Test Result - PASS

             

             

            --- Reading Cache Size --- 

             

             

            - Detected L1 Data Cache Size --> 32

            - Detected L1 Inst Cache Size --> 32

             

             

            - Detected L2 Cache Size --> 256

            - Detected L3 Cache Size --> 6144

             

             

            Cache Size Test Passed!!!

             

             

            End Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:12 2016

            Total Time:  seconds: 0

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            MMXSSE Test

            Module Version: 1.0.10.64b.W

            Start Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:12 2016

            Test Result - PASS

             

             

            --- Determining MMX - SSE capabilities ---

              --- CPU FEATURES DETECTION FOR ---

                         ---        MMX SSE       ---

            MMX - MMX Supported --> Yes

            SSE - SSE Supported --> Yes

            SSE2 - SSE2 Supported --> Yes

            SSE3 - SSE3 Supported --> Yes

            SSSE3 - SSSE3 Supported --> Yes

            SSE4.1 - SSE4.1 Supported --> Yes

            SSE4.2 - SSE4.2 Supported --> Yes

              --- MMX SSE - capabilities check complete ---

            MMX Test Result --- PASS

            SSE Test Result --- PASS

            SSE2 Test Result --- PASS

            SSE3 Test Result --- PASS

            SSSE3 Test Result --- PASS

            SSE4.1 Test Result --- PASS

            SSE4.2 Test Result --- PASS

             

             

            End Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:12 2016

            Total Time:  seconds: 0

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            AVX Test

            Module Version: 1.0.11.64b.W

            Start Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:12 2016

            Test Result - PASS

             

             

            --- Determining AVX AES PCLMULQDQ capabilities ---

              --- CPU FEATURES DETECTION FOR ---

                        --- AVX/AES/PCLMULQDQ ---

            AVX - Advanced Vector Extensions Supported --> Yes

            AVX OS Support   - AVX Operating System Supported --> Yes

            AES - Advanced Encryption Standard Supported --> Yes

            PCLMULQDQ - Polys Carry-Less Multiply Supported --> Yes

              --- AVX AES PCLMULQDQ capabilities check complete ---

            AVX Compare Test Result --- PASS

            AES Test Result --- PASS

            PCLMULQDQ Test Result --- PASS

             

             

            End Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:13 2016

            Total Time:  seconds: 1

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            IMC Test

            Module Version: 1.0.7.64b.W

            Start Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:13 2016

            Test Result - PASS

            --- Reading Memory Size ---

            Detected Memory Size is --> 16.00GB

            --- Subtest - Memory Size Test Passed!!!  ---

            --- Integrated Memory Controller Stress Test ---

            Memory to be allocated = 1048576 byte

            Memory Allocated.

            Test 1 Ones and Zeros Moving Inversions write operations - Passed

            Test 1 Ones and Zeros Moving Inversions verification operations - Passed

            Test 2 32Bits Sliding Ones write operations - Passed

            Test 2 32Bits Sliding Ones verification operations - Passed

            Test 3 32Bits Sliding Zero write operations - Passed

            Test 3 32Bits Sliding Zero verification operations - Passed

            Memory Deallocated.

            --- Subtest - Memory Stress Test Passed!!!  ---

            Integrated Memory Controller Stress Test Passed!!!

            End Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:13 2016

            Total Time:  seconds: 0

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            PCH Test

            Module Version: 1.0.9.64b.W

            Start Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:13 2016

            Test Result - PASS

             

             

            Chipset          : Skylake Platform Controller Hub

            17 device connected to PCI-to-PCI Bridge Controller

               1 : PCI standard host CPU bridge

               2 : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3 - 1200/1500 v5/6th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) PCIe Controller (x16) - 1901

               3 : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3 - 1200/1500 v5/6th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) Gaussian Mixture Model - 1911

               4 : USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller

               5 : Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Thermal subsystem - A131

               6 : Intel(R) Serial IO I2C Host Controller - A160

               7 : Intel(R) Serial IO I2C Host Controller - A161

               8 : Intel(R) Management Engine Interface

               9 : Standard SATA AHCI Controller

               10 : Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1 - A110

               11 : Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #3 - A112

               12 : Intel(R) Serial IO UART Host Controller - A127

               13 : Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family LPC Controller - A145

               14 : Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset PMC - A121

               15 : High Definition Audio Controller

               16 : Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset SMBus - A123

               17 : Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V

             

             

            No device connected to PCI Express Port 9

             

             

            1 device connected to PCI Express Port 11

               1 : ASMedia USB3.1 eXtensible Host Controller

             

             

            1 device connected to SATA Controller 1

               1 : Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB

             

             

            6USB devices detected

               1 : USB Composite Device

               2 : Xbox Controller

               3 : Asetek VI USB Device

               4 : HID-compliand device

               5 : USB Composite Device

               6 : Logitech USB Camera (HD Webcam C525)

             

             

            1 device connected to Intel High Definition Audio Controller

               1 : Realtek High Definition Audio

             

             

            PCH LAN Device 'Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V' detected

             

             

            Platform Controller Hub Test Completed!!!

            End Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:13 2016

            Total Time:  seconds: 0

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            IGD Module Test

            Module Version: 1.0.12.64b.W

            Start Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:13 2016

            Test Result: Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Device Not Detected, Test Skipped

            End Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:13 2016

            Total Time:  seconds: 0

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            GFX Module Test

            Module Version: 1.0.12.64b.W

            Start Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:13 2016

            GFX Module Test: PASS

            End Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:42 2016

            Total Time:  seconds: 29

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU Load

            Module Version: 1.0.10.64b.W

            Start Time: Thu Aug 18 19:03:42 2016

            CPU Load: PASS

            End Time: Thu Aug 18 19:07:42 2016

            Total Time:  seconds: 240

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            --- IPDT64 - Temperature Monitor Results

             

             

            --- Temperature Test ---

            ...

            Version 1.0.12.64b.W

            ...

             

             

            79 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 79 degrees below max

             

             

            --- Temperature Test ---

            ...

            Version 1.0.12.64b.W

            ...

             

             

             

             

            Entering run forever

            78 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 78 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            78 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 78 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            76 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 76 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            76 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 76 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            76 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 76 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            77 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 77 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            76 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 76 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            76 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 76 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            76 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 76 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            74 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 74 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            76 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 76 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            76 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 76 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            76 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 76 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            76 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 76 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            76 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 76 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            76 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 76 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            74 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 74 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            76 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 76 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            76 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 76 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            76 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 76 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

            75 degrees C below maximum

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 75 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Temperature Monitor Stopped

             

             

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

             

             

            System Information

            ------------------

            Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz

            Processor Information: Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3

            Number of Physical Cores: 4

            Number of Logical Cores: 4

            Installed System Memory: 16 GB

            Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit

            Graphics Information: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

            System Product: Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A12)

            System BIOS: 1.00

            System Serial Number: Default string

            • 3. Re: i5 6600k - very high usage % when gaming?
              Intel Corporation
              This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

              Hi Neil_B,
               
              Your processor passed all test, it seems to be working as it should. It is common to see high usage while gaming.
              Are you experiencing this high usage only gaming or anytime?
               
              Regards,
              Hellen.

              • 4. Re: i5 6600k - very high usage % when gaming?
                Intel Corporation
                This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                Hi Neil_B,
                 
                I would like to know if you need further assistance on this matter.
                 
                Regards,
                Hellen.