4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 8, 2016 2:42 PM by Intel Corporation

    100% cpu usage while playing

    Nick55

      My cpu (i5 4670k) usage is always at 100% while playing games. I realized it after changing my gpu(gtx 1070) because my performance didnt increase. The cpu temperatures arent very high (around 55-58 celsius) and my gpu usage is also not more than 80%.

      The cpu is at stock (3.4ghz). In games like mafia 3 i get max 73 fps and min 25 fps, in bf4 my fps jump around from 55-100fps and i cant even reach 200 fps in csgo. I always play on 1080p. My cpu usage sometimes hits 40% when i only watch videos on youtube and its around 10-15 while writing this.

        • 1. Re: 100% cpu usage while playing
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello Nick55,
           
           
           
          Is your CPU an Intel® i5-4670k or an Intel® i5-4590? I because based on the msinfo you uploaded the CPU is the Intel® i5-4590 and your system a DELL OptiPlex 3020.
           
          If you launch your task manager, what is the CPU usage when playing games, could you please that on this thread and the correct processor model? Check on the task manger what application is demanding more usage.
           
           
          Please check some more information at:
          http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-high-cpu-usage-windows/
           
          NOTE: This link is being offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel of the content, products, or services offered there.
           
          Make sure you PC is up to date, run Windows update and install the latest drivers from you system manufacturer website and as well update your computer BIOS.
           
           
           
          Regards,
           
           
           
          Ivan
           

          • 2. Re: 100% cpu usage while playing
            Nick55

            yea im sorry i uploaded the msinfo from another pc (lol)msinforeal.PNG

            • 3. Re: 100% cpu usage while playing
              Intel Corporation
              This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

              Hi,


              What I think is that the games you are playing are heavy games and they require more usage when running these games.

              I can see the Mafia 3 system requirements, and you will need a video card for better performance, if I understand, after you install the video card you do not get this behavior anymore, correct?

              Try installing the latest graphics driver, for Windows 7 you can download it here:
              https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25978/Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-7-8-1-15-36-?product=81496

              Do you have the latest BIOS version install on this machine?

              Is there a lot of bloat-ware on your computer? Bloat-ware are programs that are installed by the manufacturer that most people don't use and can slow down a PC or make the CPU work harder than it should. Most likely, having a bunch of different tasks running is probably the problem. The solution would be to uninstall unneeded software and then see where that takes you.

              At the following link, you can see different ways how users were able to solve high CPU usage.
              http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/362751-28-usage-windows
              NOTE: This link is being offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel of the content, products, or services offered there.


              I hope this can help.


              Regards,


              Ivan

              • 4. Re: 100% cpu usage while playing
                Intel Corporation
                This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                Hello,

                I'm just following on this thread to ask you if your issue was resolved or if you still need further assistance.

                Thanks,

                Ivan