Topic Title: amd phenom ii x6 1100t always peaking
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 11/09/2013 10:09 AM
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My problem is that my CPU started peaking alot even when im doing nothing on my PC. Whle watching AMD Overdrive the graphs start to spike a lot and the freq number goes into the red.


Any help would be appreciated.

 11/09/2013 10:30 AM
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Open task manager's processes tab, sort by CPU usage, and see what is using CPU time.

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 11/09/2013 12:28 PM
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More than likely something like anti-virus software or possibly malware is running in the back ground and increasing the CPU usage. Add on gadgets have also been known to install improperly and while they work fine they constantly have excessive CPU usage. If you've installed any new programs or utilities lately that would be a prime candidiate for investigation in Task Manager. 


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