[SOLVED] CPU Usage jumps up to 100% in games then back to normal for a few seconds.

Dec 10, 2021
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Whenever i play games, my cpu is working well until it goes to 100% suddenly, i reinstalled my windows(had windows 10 before, now i have 11), and still, this problem occurs, i don t think i have a virus, cause obviously it would ve dissapear, any suggestions?
msinfo:
OS Name Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name RAUL
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Processor AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, 3500 Mhz, 3 Core(s), 6 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1201, 4/19/2013
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
BaseBoard Product M5A78L-M LX3
BaseBoard Version Rev X.0x
Platform Role Desktop
Secure Boot State Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.22000.1"
User Name
Time Zone GTB Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.98 GB
Available Physical Memory 4.77 GB
Total Virtual Memory 9.86 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.97 GB
Page File Space 1.88 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Kernel DMA Protection Off
Virtualization-based security Not enabled
Device Encryption Support Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: TPM is not usable, PCR7 binding is not supported, Hardware Security Test Interface failed and device is not Modern Standby, Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected, TPM is not usable
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware No
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes
 

geofelt

Titan
What might have changed since all was well?

FX-6300 is all but obsolete.

I might suspect that you are throttling, where the clock rate is lowered and the cpu usage consequently goes up.
This may be the cooler has an issue, or it may be that the motherboard vrm modules over heat.
Try taking the case covers off and direct a house fan at the innards.

Better yet, consider an upgrade.
$250 or so will buy you a i3-10100 that is considerably stronger, a lga1200 motherboard, and 16gb of ddr4 ram.
If budget permits you can go stronger.
Here is a review of the 10100:
 

DimkaTsv

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and actually, nothing goes to 100%, it just lags while i m playing, then gets back to normal
No bottleneck and framedrops?
Or something is bottlenecking for you in the end? Because with bottleneck, when load spikes and you have already 100% usage, you will get solid and noticable frame drop for a bit
 
Dec 10, 2021
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Not a quality unit, at all. If previous PSU popped, and was of similar quality, it could have damaged other parts of your system.
i m not sure, the old problem was that when i was playing on the pc for a while, it started beeping, maybe just coincidence, if it s not the psu what could it be?
 

logainofhades

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Moderator
That old of a system, I would say motherboard might have been zapped. 760g boards, in general, were not very good, with regards to power delivery, and easy to kill. I killed one myself, using a low quality PSU, that died and took it and my CPU with it.
 

geofelt

Titan
What might have changed since all was well?

FX-6300 is all but obsolete.

I might suspect that you are throttling, where the clock rate is lowered and the cpu usage consequently goes up.
This may be the cooler has an issue, or it may be that the motherboard vrm modules over heat.
Try taking the case covers off and direct a house fan at the innards.

Better yet, consider an upgrade.
$250 or so will buy you a i3-10100 that is considerably stronger, a lga1200 motherboard, and 16gb of ddr4 ram.
If budget permits you can go stronger.
Here is a review of the 10100:
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
Yea, FX in 2021, is not a good experience. Thankfully, it takes very little to vastly improve on what you have now. I would suggest getting a bit more, than an i3, and bump up to a 6c/12t i5, at the very least. Games are becoming more CPU and thread heavy. It will last you a bit longer, with future GPU upgrades.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 UD AC-Y1 ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($131.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($58.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $350.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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