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i5 12400F 100% usage

vise
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my processor is always at 100% in the task manager also with 0 application open.

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ShunMnzed
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hello there,

CPU with a high usage of 100% means that the processor is being fully utilized and has no remaining capacity to handle additional tasks. This situation can significantly impact system performance, causing applications to run slowly, become unresponsive, or crash.

All processors have limits, and it’s normal for high-intensity games and applications to hit those limits without badly impacting performance. However, abnormally high CPU usage can cause the computer to stutter, become unresponsive, or crash.

 

You can open this Intel article for more information and steps to resolve the issue:

  1. How to Fix High CPU Usage
  2. How to Fix High Processor Usage

 

Tyler,

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