Question Why is my CPU at 100% usage when loading/playing some games?

Mar 28, 2019
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Lately (within the past week) my pc has been unable to load certain games (Ark, Apex Legends, etc.) with efficiency and maxes out my CPU usage, creating lag and visual defects. Memory and disk usage remain lower, aside from initially loading into a game. This is a recent build but I did not initially have these issues.

PC Specs:
Case:
Nanoxia Project S
MB: Asus Z390-E
CPU: i7 9700k with Hyper 212EVO cooler
GPU: Asus rog 1050 ti strix updated to 419.67
Ram: 32 GB T-Force RGB DDR4
OS: Windows 10 Build 10586.1176
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower grand series rgb 850W
HDD: Seagate barracuda 2TB 7200 rpm 64 mb cache raid (upgrading to a WD black sn750 nvme SSD and a WD black desktop HDD)
 
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I have the 1050ti set to OC mode in the GPU tweak, it runs at about 0-1% while trying to run Ark at Geforce's recommended settings for optimization in Geforce Experience. I am guessing my settings somehow got change with some update to solely use the cpu for graphics?
 
Mar 28, 2019
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Figured it out.. Turns out 2 or 3 of my monitors was connected to the GPU, with my primary plugged into the motherboard. It would explain why onboard graphics were being used! Thank you for the help!
 

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