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Question High CPU usage after Windows 10 Update


Dec 23, 2016
Hi guys!

So I have a custom loop with the following:
Asus ROG Maximus Hero X
2080ti FE
2 Samsung M.2 SSDs
1 SanDisk 2.5 SSD
EVGA Supernova G.2 PS
Trident Z RGB 3200 32GB
Full EKWB Blocks, fittings, rads, tubing & pumpres

Overall it has ran great. I recently updated Windows and it went to hell in a handbasket. I have since updated all MOBO drivers and firmware, reset CPU & GPU to stock speeds (although Temps were about 52C), updated graphics driver.

I found that iCue from Corsair was abnormally high running about 8-20% CPU usage sometimes even higher. Without iCue running I am able to play games without issue. It is impossible for me to stream now and even Chrome is using 20-25% of the CPU.

Before I was able to game, stream, watch a stream, play music and be in Discord with zero issues, CPU usage sub 50%.

I'm currently running a burn stress test.

I have no idea where to go next..