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LWalt4
Beginner
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How do I stop my intel i7-8700 from randomly using 100% CPU usage. Sometimes it happens when I load up games but it has plenty of power and is paired with a gtx 1060 and 16 gb of ram.

PC specs

-I7-8700

-16gb 3200mhz corsair vengeance

-Gigabyte Gefore GTX 1060 3gb

-Gigabyte Z370P D3

 

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AlHill
Super User
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I am guessing that you have an HDD. I have help four or five friends in the past couple of months who experienced the same, mostly at startup for about 5 minutes, then randomly during the day.

 

WHat I did was convert them to SSD. They were shocked at the improvement. No delay at startup, and performance was excellent.

 

The conversions ran from 256gb HDD to SSD, up to 1TB HDD to SSD. And, those SSDs are pretty cheap nowadays.

 

I used a my backup software to create the clone of the HDD to SDD, and all were successful.

 

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LWalt4
Beginner
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Sadly i use a crucial 240gb ssd for my OS and a 1tb seagate hdd for a second drive

AlHill
Super User
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Bummer. What anti-virus product(s) are you using?

What version of windows 10? 1909?

 

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LWalt4
Beginner
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I think its version 1903, should I update?

AlHill
Super User
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I doubt that it would make much of a difference, but it cannot hurt.

What anti-virus product are you using? WIndows Defender?

 

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LWalt4
Beginner
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Malwarebytes and probably windows defender

 

AlHill
Super User
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Ok, you need to check if you have MBAM real-time, and WD real-time concurrently. They could be conflicting with each other. Also, I am a non-believer of MBAM's claim that they can run concurrently.

If they are running concurrently, choose 1 and kill the other.

 

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LWalt4
Beginner
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So you believe this will stop my CPU from ramping up to 100%?

 

AlHill
Super User
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This is just part of the troubleshooting. We have to see the results.

 

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LWalt4
Beginner
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Okay are there any other troubleshooting steps I can take

 

AlHill
Super User
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Do you have any start ups that like to phone home? Are you allowing W10 to upload full diagnostic data, and automatic feedback? Do you have all those live tiles actually live?

 

There is so much data being collected, so who knows what is going on.

 

Let's start with stopping MBAM, and maybe even uninstalling it. That includes any cloud protection as well.

 

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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You do realize that Windows 10 has a whole slew of services that run in the background and it is possible that it is simply these services rearing their ugly heads?

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