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High cpu usage on t440s

#1 Post by manolis kokotsakis » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:07 pm

Hi,have a T 440s i7. The cpu usage with windows 10 is 30% even if i dont have anything active. Not even the browser. Is this normal on windows 10 ?
Exept that, there are so many things running on task manager that i dont believe are need to run. Intel programs, Thinkpad programs and on and on...
Which one of them can i stop the from running ? What else can i do ?
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Re: High cpu usage on t440s

#2 Post by shawross » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:38 pm

Shutdown all the unneeded W10 spyware and stop W10 from uploading your system to other users.

It is a while since I have used W10 but you can research on the internet. Check your data uploaded and downloaded to investigate further.

How long have you had the machine and how long do you let it sit? What version of W10 do you have and do you have updates deferred?
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Re: High cpu usage on t440s

#3 Post by manolis kokotsakis » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:17 am

I just bought it.
i never had a laptop before and also windows 10. i had windows 7.
its windows 10 64bit.

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Re: High cpu usage on t440s

#4 Post by manolis kokotsakis » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:20 am

where can i check for upoloader ? On services ?

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#5 Post by dr_st » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:11 am

You say that CPU usage is 30%, but which processes use it?
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#6 Post by shawross » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:05 am

You have to check data uploaded and downloaded through your network icon on the taskbar. I found data usage in services couldn't be trusted.

In reality it is probably updating to the latest version which is 1809 I think. It is probably safer to defer updates but that is your call.

I would ramp up your W10 knowledge database and this forum won't do that for you.
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Re: High cpu usage on t440s

#7 Post by manolis kokotsakis » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:26 am

How can upload a picture here ? I have an image of all proccess running but i cant upload the picture.

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#8 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:17 am

Copy it to e.g. www.imgur.com and then post the link here.
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Re: High cpu usage on t440s

#9 Post by manolis kokotsakis » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:25 pm


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#10 Post by dr_st » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:59 pm

The only thing I see there is the svchost responsible for Windows Update taking 25% of the CPU. That's completely normal when searching for updates.
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Re: High cpu usage on t440s

#11 Post by manolis kokotsakis » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:37 am

How many days will search for updates ? 5 days now the same story. I check again , the same today form morning.

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#12 Post by dr_st » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:48 am

It may have gotten stuck. Have you tried rebooting or are you just sending PC to standby every time?
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Re: High cpu usage on t440s

#13 Post by manolis kokotsakis » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:34 am

No,
every night and all the time i dont use the pc for hours, i close it down. I dont have enough knowledge of computers but i believe also, is stuck. How can i solve it ?

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Re: High cpu usage on t440s

#14 Post by dr_st » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:00 am

1) Try restarting the PC. Shutdown and restart are not the same thing in Windows 10.
2) You can try the suggestions to disable automatic updates here. This may also reduces the frequency of update search (not sure).
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Re: High cpu usage on t440s

#15 Post by manolis kokotsakis » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:15 am

Ι made a mistake. its windows 8.

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Re: High cpu usage on t440s

#16 Post by manolis kokotsakis » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:16 am

Ι also restart it many times.

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#17 Post by dr_st » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:50 am

If you don't care about automatic updates, just disable them.
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Re: High cpu usage on t440s

#18 Post by manolis kokotsakis » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:34 am

I did from services. I set it to manual. Processor went down to 2% of use.
Now i have to turn it on manually ? How often ?
This is not a problem itself of installing updates ? I mean, even if i turn it on , will it work ? Or again will search for ever ?

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Re: High cpu usage on t440s

#19 Post by dr_st » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:41 am

If it hasn't searched for a long time, it will take longer.
For Win8, you may need to install the Servicing Stack Update manually to fix a problem with Windows Update search being stuck:
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Re: High cpu usage on t440s

#20 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:49 pm

dr_st wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:59 pm
The only thing I see there is the svchost responsible for Windows Update taking 25% of the CPU. That's completely normal when searching for updates.
I've got something like WMI Provider on my T450 taking up around like 25% of the CPU too. Is that the same story?
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Re: High cpu usage on t440s

#21 Post by dr_st » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:42 am

Don't think so, but who knows.
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