Question CPU USAGE SPIKES

morrisonben350

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Hi Please help this computer is my pride and joy.
I loaded up my pc this morning and it hasn't been right I cannot do anything on it. Only basic very small tasks like opening chrome even that lags sometimes. I cannot play any games. When I use the Xbox game bars feature where you can see all your usage for components my CPU is constantly at 3ghz I don't know if this is normal and every few minutes it spikes to 100% usage then slowly declines. Thank you for reading. Kind Regards Thank you to anyone that can help me it is much appreciated.
The pc worked fine brilliant frames don't really understand what has happened. I didn't do an update before it happened but I am up to date on my drivers for my graphics card but not sure how to check CPU. Thanks!

Ben
CaseNZXT H500 MID-TOWER GAMING CASE (WHITE)
Processor (CPU)Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor i7-9700 (3.0GHz) 12MB Cache
MotherboardGigabyte Z390 UD: ATX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2666MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 SUPER - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive2TB SEAGATE IRONWOLF PRO 3.5", 7200 RPM 128MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY DriveNOT REQUIRED
Power SupplyCORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor CoolingPCS FrostFlow 120 Series RGB High Performance Liquid Cooler
Thermal PasteSTANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
LED Lighting50cm White LED Strip
Sound CardONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless Network CardWIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt OptionsMIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
 
Right click on your taskbar and open up "task manager" (if you're on windows 11, right click on the windows icon in the middle of your taskbar). If you've never opened task manager before then it will by default open in small preview mode, there should be a button on the bottom of the window to expand the details if that is the case. Once expanded, you'll see a list of apps and how much resources they are using. Identify which application is utilizing your CPU so much and let us know.
 
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