[SOLVED] CPU randomly maxing out 100% periodically

nezboppin

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EVGA 1080ti
i7-8700k (both not overclocked)
16gb RAM

Sometimes my CPU will just ping up to 100% for no apparent reason and sit there, until I restart my PC.

It seems to be tied to gaming somehow. It's happened at least 3 times when launching Escape From Tarkov; when the game launches BattleEye (The anti-cheat service). And it just happened again when trying to launch Fortnite.

When I check the task manager during this, it just shows the CPU pinged at 100% but nothing on the list is particularly high, nothing seems to be eating up all that power.

Any ideas?
 

nezboppin

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Apr 28, 2018
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so how do you know is at 100% if the task manger show nothing is running high?
did you look at process for all user?
what the disk usage when during the cpu at 100%?
so the total at the top is 100% but looking through the processes it does seem to add up. There's only 1 user. I didn't see disk usage but I'll check that the next time it happens
 

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