Forum discussion tagged with usage.
  1. Zekul

    Question Upgrade to 32GB ram even though not using full 16?

    I've been doing some video editing with Cyberlink PowerDirector. On task manager the cpu is really maxing out a lot. The ram i think sits steadily at 50% or less. And my gpu sits at probably 20% or less. I couldn't find online whether upgrading my ram would help even though it looks like its...
  2. B

    Question Low gpu and cpu usage

    I have a pc with the specs listed below: rx 6600 8GB i3 10100f msi b560m pro-e 16gb ddr4 3200mhz (xmp mode enabled in bios) crucial MX500 1TB silentiumpc vero l3 700W My problem is that in most games my CPU and card usage is very low. This happens in call of duty mw2 beta, bf 2042, far cry 5...
  3. LucasNrY

    Question RTX 3080 with Ryzen 9 5900x low GPU usage on games

    Hi there, So I've recently assembled a pc with the following specs: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7GHz (4.8GHz Turbo), 12-Cores 24-Threads, AM4 MSI B550M PRO DASH, Chipset B550, AM4, mATX, DDR4 Memory DDR4 Geil Potenza, 16GB 3000MHZ, Black (x2) Galax NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 SG (1-Click OC), LHR, 12GB...
  4. Spiralman

    Question High 100% GPU usage slows down PC when gaming

    Greetings I hope you can help me with this, the computer acts normal, I work on it using editing and illustration software, I often play games as well. But suddenly now after minutes of running a GAME perfectly the GPU usage starts to ramp up until reach erratic but mostly 100% usage, the game...
  5. IceDeathTK

    Question RTX 3070 Utilization low in multiple games

    Hey all! I have a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (EVGA 8GB) and the GPU usage is always low in games even when uncapped, and I get low frames as a result. For example, in FFXIV on all max, I get around 70 FPS but it only uses about 28% of GPU despite no frame limit being set. I have the same issue with...
  6. A

    [SOLVED] minecraft not using cpu and gpu correctly

    minecraft not using gpu more than 25 to 30 % and CPU at 11 % to 20 % for all thread clock at 4006 component GPU amd Radeon rx 6600 xt CPU i5 10400 ram vulkan z 2*8
  7. P

    [SOLVED] Lag spike without fps drop

    I have been having lag spikes without fps dropping below 60fps. I have seen it prominently in DayZ but all other steam games as well. My GPU usage goes from 96%-100% with graphical settings being even being on medium. I don't have any viruses. When I got my pc a year and a half ago but this had...
  8. Alexithymla

    [SOLVED] Minecraft BSOD

    Whenever I launch Minecraft my PC goes to 99-100% CPU usage and BSODS . This didn't happen before but I did recently do a GPU overclock, what might be the problem and fix to this?
  9. X

    Question High (~30%) CPU usage from explorer.exe

    Hi, Lately I've been having this issue of explorer.exe having very high CPU usage (~30%), restarting explorer.exe fixes this - temporarily - I want to fix this permanently, I've already done a few things, here's what i've done so far: Create new User account to see if CPU usage still high - it...
  10. LilPachi

    [SOLVED] GPU usage below 10% in some games

    Currently have a msi 3070, ryzen 3800xt, msi b450 tomahawk max and 16gb vengeance in my pc. Two days ago, suddenly, in most games, the usage of the gpu now never exceeds 10-15%. All other components are functioning normally including my CPU, which isn't throttling. There are a few games that do...
  11. Dan3433556

    Question Computer Incredibly Slow Out of Nowhere

    Someone please help I've been using this computer for years now and I have not downloaded anything substantial recently nor have I made any modifications to the PC itself regrading parts. Yesterday I was playing a game on my computer and all of a sudden my computer froze completely causing me to...
  12. H

    [SOLVED] High CPU Usage after Rebuilding

    Hey, today I rebuilt my computer in a new case, I also reapplied thermal paste since the one in the CPU was dry, but after that I am getting some weird issues on both Windows and Linux, after some time of using the pc the CPU Usage goes insanely high, audio gets choppy and the pc freezes, It's...
  13. Emma92

    Question Task manager % of RAM in use more than normal after reinstalling windows, PC runs out memory

    I have 16Gbs of ram (corsair dominator platinum rgb 2x8), before reinstalling windows I had no issues, but after reinstalling windows, Warzone started to crash with "paging file size error", so I manually set the size to 16gb-18gbs, but it keeps crashing..... Then I noticed that when playing...
  14. LoizosAristides

    Question Low FPS / High Integrated Graphics usage when using an External Monitor

    Hello everyone, Not sure if this is the right forum, but here it goes. I've recently bought a 1440p 144hz AOC 27G2U monitor. I've got it connected to my laptop via HDMI 1.4, which means I can't utilize the 144hz capabilities, due to the laptop port not being HDMI 2.0+, but that's fine with me...
  15. N

    Question Crashing and Artifacting?

    So, I have been trying to sort out this issue for the past 4-5 hours with no success. These issues happened "all of a sudden". One moment I am playing, and the next, my computer froze. I launched games such as Escape from Tarkov and Battlefront 2 , getting crashes and other artifact errors...
  16. Recker Code-1

    [SOLVED] CPU clock speed is high when plugged in (charging) ?

    I have a hp pavilion notebook laptop it comes with i5 8th gen processor 8300H with 2.30 ghz base clock speed recently i was looking into my task manager of my laptop and i notice a weird clock speed going up high up to 4ghz and the cpu utilization is low like 2% (while it is connected for...
  17. T

    [SOLVED] Rx 6800xt low usage/ low fps

    When playing games with my rx 6800xt I've noticed that my gpu is not being fully utilized. I was playing Minecraft and I couldn't push past 100fps at 1080p. Usage was spiking. Staying as low as 6% spiking to around 30-40%. But its constantly spiking. It also does this for many other games that...
  18. D

    Question CPU: high temp even on low usage!

    Hi everyone, I need your help. My CPU is an Intel Core i7 8750H @ 2.20 GHz mounted on my Alienware M15 gaming laptop. It worked fine for several months, but then it started overheating even on the game menu section. For example, sometimes it goes to 85 °C with 17-18% of usage, going to 95-100 °C...
  19. C

    [SOLVED] Question regarding GPU usage watching videos

    What is a normal percentage of GPU usage while watching a 1080p Youtube video with hardware acceleration turned off? I am using an RTX 3070 and it normally hovers between 15% and 20%. Is this okay? Thanks in advance.
  20. K

    Question GPU usage drops to 0 and causes stuttering

    So i recently bought a GTX 960 2 GB, today I gave it a try and everything seemed to be working fine until 5 hours of usage. Then the GPU usage started to drop randomly on games like Overwatch, Sekiro and it's causing really annoying stuttering. Here are my specs : I5 3450 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM...
  21. M

    Question CPU seemingly throttling with no high temperature indicated?

    Hello, excuse me for this is the first time posting to these forums. I have used them many times as an outlet to find answers and solutions for problems, but this time around, I am at a complete loss. A few days ago, My CPU started throttling down violently. "Maximum Frequency" Dropping...
  22. mirkomirkica

    [SOLVED] Question about Psu connecting...

    So i have psu Hiper 530w and it has 6 (4+2 )pins for mdb (cpu) and 12 (8+4) for gpu... my rx 580 needs only 8, so i took those 6 for motherboard and connected them to a adapter (6 to 8 pins) and took those 12 (4+8) and connected those 4 to a motherboard. and im doing this because i bought pc in...
  23. S

    Question When dragging program files, GPU locks at 100% and screen stutters

    As you can see in the video, whenever I drag something on Camtasia (Although this happens with other programs such as Photoshop), the GPU usage goes through the roof and the screen starts to freeze. My specs are intel i7, 16 GB RAM and gtx 1060 so I should be able to do this no problem. Also...
  24. mongerr

    [SOLVED] My Pc have around 100+ or sometimes up to 200+ less fps than other pc with same build or worse! HEEELP please

    Before i say anything i wanna share my build: CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K GPU: Galax Nvidia RTX 2060 Ram: 1x16 GB Corsair Vengeance 3000MhZ Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 UD SSD: Western Digital 480GB HDD: Seagate barracuda 2TB Air cooler: Noctua NHD15 PSU: Evga 600W 80 gold plus My userbenchmark...
  25. Yeno0o

    [SOLVED] Unstable GPU Usage (RX 580)

    I seem to be having very unstable GPU usage when playing any games. The GPU usage would be at 90-100%, then after a second or two, the usage goes back down to 0%. The temperatures seem to be fine as they are at a stable 60-70. So when I am playing fortnite or other games, the pc will not be...
  26. T

    Question GPU Usage spikes at idle, causes stutter in games

    CPU: Ryzen 5 3600x (2019) GPU: GTX 970 (~2016) RAM: 16GB Corsair vengeance RGB (2019) PSU is 550W. I've recently moved home and ever since i arrived I've noticed 1fps stutters in rainbow six siege. At first, i thought this was game related or driver related. I updated my drivers, changed my...
  27. L

    [SOLVED] A decent percentage of my RAM is under usage.

    Hello, I am using the Hp Pavilion 15-EC0001NW with an 8gb Ram setup (2 x 4096mb at 2400 MHz). However, only the 5.92 out of 8 are available for direct usage, leaving a good 26% occupied either by system or hardware. I have searched for basic troubleshooting at Hp forums, nonetheless, I was not...
  28. Sani112

    Question Brand New System Low usage and Low FPS

    Hello My old computer worked great but then the motherboard died so... I rebuilt my old computer a week ago here are the parts: NEW CPU: Intel I-5 10400 NEW Motherboard: MSI mpg Z490 Gaming Edge Wifi NEW GPU: MSI GTX 1650 Super (From best buy) OLD SSD: PNY SSD 128 GB (From Best Buy 1 year ago)...
  29. S

    [SOLVED] can I make my CPU run at regular speeds while having max processor state capped?

    When I have my max processor state capped, the speeds my system is able to run are capped too. 95% cap only lets me run at 2.09GHz, 99% cap only lets me run at 2.19GHz while my CPU is capable of turbo boosting to 4GHz. When I uncap it, I have power limit throttling issues and a lot of CPU...
  30. Codis1789

    [SOLVED] HDD usage at 75% - 100% at random

    I recently built a new budget PC for myself, and it's been working perfectly until about 2 days ago. I started noticing fps drops in games that ran smoothly, so I turned the settings down, but still had the fps drops. Checked my temps, and they were all normal for the CPU and GPU. Started one...
  31. N

    [SOLVED] GTX 1060 3GB+AMD FX 8350 Low Gpu usage

    First of all my PC specs are: AMD FX-8350 4.0Ghz (Non OC) 8,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 802MHz Motherboard SUSTeK COMPUTER INC. CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 931GB Western Digital WDC So im having this problem, i tried to play Red Dead Redemption 2 at lowest quality only...
  32. H

    [SOLVED] Decent PC Can't Run Anything Normal

    Hi yall, I have an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz ASUS Laptop with 16GB of Ram and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 video card. I can't run Warzone or CSGO normally. They run but they lag and glitch the whole time even with the low settings for textures and shadows etc. If I close all...
  33. Question Intermittent disk activity / queue length spikes

    Edit: Issue isn't game-specific - the below mentioned ones are more heavily affected than most however. Be needing some help here - Windows 10 really doesn't seem to like me these days. Pretty much ever since I got this PC (bought it second hand a few months ago) I've noticed spikes in the disk...
  34. G

    Question memory usage way too high and doesn't add up

    Recently, I've noticed my memory usage is way too high in Task Manager and doesn't nearly add up with all the programs listed. My usage is at 6GB/16GB with nothing more than Discord, Opera, and Spotify open. I've gone ahead and started researching the problem, but no fixes have worked. This...
  35. dead7gamer

    [SOLVED] I need Help! PLEASE

    I recently upgraded my GTX 1070 to a RTX 2080 TI and i mainly play fortnite but i cant even get 240FPS and the game stutters i have a Ryzen 9 3950x and my pc is not running like its supposed to , all my drivers are up to date too, i have 32 GB RAM DDR4 3200, PSU is a Corsair RM 750X , 500GB SSD...
  36. N

    Question Low CPU usage,high GPU usage.

    Hello,i have low CPU usage in games but high GPU usage, CPU:AMD FX-6300(stock oc) GPU:RX-580 8GB ASUS DUAL(overclocked) which i bought new last week 12 GB of RAM In games i get 100% GPU usage but CPU 40-85% I dont understand,my CPU cannot bottleneck RX-580. Please help!
  37. H

    [SOLVED] How to monitor the internet usage of the whole house?

    Hello, As the title say, How can I monitor the internet usage of the whole house? My current router: Netis WF2409E I've already logged into the, but haven't found something useful, expect this: Thanks!
  38. OrdJk

    [SOLVED] Why is it that when I open my task manager I see my cpu usage drop a lot ?

    Any advice would be helpful. Precisely a way to stop the issue would be ideal. Thanks
  39. M

    Question Low CPU and GPU usage

    I play fortnite competitively, my pc's specs are decent, however my game stutters like hell, it drops to 20 fps, and sometimes i can notice input lag .my cpu is always at 40-50% usage and my gpu is always at 20% usage, all temps are good. pc specs-16gb ram @3200mhz ryzen r7...