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Unusually high CPU and RAM usage

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Unusually high CPU and RAM usage

#1 Post by barryalen1992 » Mon May 28, 2018 10:42 pm

After recent Windows 10 updates. My computer started to use more and more CPU, RAM. After today, it's almost 100% for both starting from around 40% previously. I'm using i3 8100 and have 8GB RAM. What is wrong here. Can anyone explain to me and tell me what to do. Thank you very much!

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Re: Unusually high CPU and RAM usage

#2 Post by shawross » Tue May 29, 2018 5:21 am

Welcome to the forum.

It sounds like you're having an issue where Windows 10 is having an issue with a driver after the Update. Or maybe it could be a microcode update that MS have pushed out.

Many Tech sites are advising users to defer updates at this time until MS gets its act together but that maybe a bit late for you.

You will probably have more luck posting this on a Windows 10 forum and recently there seems to be a spate of similar issues depending on your Windows 10 version.

Have you tried doing a system restore?

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Re: Unusually high CPU and RAM usage

#3 Post by ZaZ » Tue May 29, 2018 5:32 am

Have you looked in Task Manager to see what the offending programs are?
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Re: Unusually high CPU and RAM usage

#4 Post by thinkpadcollection » Tue May 29, 2018 7:17 pm

Win 10 OS sweet spot is 16GB and greater for both medium and heavy users. 8GB is considered little small but good for very light use and suitable for 1 or 2 programs running. Also Win 10 particularly likes quick hard drive for example 4 head 640GB or 750GB HD, 2 or 4 heads 1TB and 6 heads 2TB spinners especially in notebooks.

Be wary of your low budget hard drives that exists as 1 head or 2 head hard drives! I had seen big improvement when moving from 1 head to 2 heads or more heads hard drive besides SSD.
If you are using a Seagate 2TB thin drives you have same problem due to SMR technology a slowest write performance.

What is your usage type in question?

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