Windows 10: CPU @ 100% in Task Manager.. but in error

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  1.    08 Sep 2015 #21

    weirddave said: View Post
    MrPumpkin, what process does task manager say is using the most CPU usage?
    It varies when I can catch it: system, service host, windows modules installer (though it's set to manual in services. along with updates). A few times it was the antimaleware from defender, but after nixing defender, it still occurred. Mainly "system." This is happening in a clean boot with only firefox running. I also killed all firefox telemetry, updates, syncing. I'm also on a local account. (HP envy, intel i7 2.5 gz, realtek sound)
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  2.    08 Sep 2015 #22

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    It stops as soon as I try to do anything. The numbers for CPU are 100%, higher than my screenshot.
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  3.    09 Sep 2015 #23

    I notice windows modules installer is also using a lot, I believe this is part of the windows update process. There are a lot of people suffering this problem on win 7/8 and the solution was to disable automatic updates, but this isn't possible on 10.
    The only thing I can think of is that the dual core HP Envy just doesn't have enough grunt. Is it running on SSD or HDD?
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  4.    09 Sep 2015 #24

    weirddave said: View Post
    I notice windows modules installer is also using a lot, I believe this is part of the windows update process. There are a lot of people suffering this problem on win 7/8 and the solution was to disable automatic updates, but this isn't possible on 10.
    The only thing I can think of is that the dual core HP Envy just doesn't have enough grunt. Is it running on SSD or HDD?
    It's HDD. My win 7 partition does have similar behavior when updates are coming in, but this is not a constant activity when idle. With w10, I can't walk away ever because some background process is always kicking in, and it's a pig - taking the CPU to 100% sometimes. It;s fine as long as it's use.
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       13 Sep 2015 #25

    weirddave said: View Post
    Sailindawg, did Resource Monitor show some silly high % use, in the millions/billions? Does the 'Details' tab in Task Manager show 'System Idle Process' normal? It does sound like you have the same issue, I've still not fixed it. You might be lucky and a BIOS update works for you as it has others, I'm stuck on the B2 stepping which means I can't upgrade the BIOS

    MrPumpkin, what process does task manager say is using the most CPU usage?
    Yes, it's a total joke!! It's still bugged even with a clean install of Win 10. I have used AIDA 64 Extreme and Afterburner to verify cpu utilization on my clean install. CPU utilization is normal for all programs and games that I have run. It's a bug of Win 10 and how it ties into the motherboard drivers. AIDA and Afterburner have figured it out and show true cpu utilization. The mother board is 4 years old, I was quite surprised that I could load the drivers off the original disk. I see no problems with performance. I'm liking Win 10 over win 7. I like the new lay out & the new start menu. My 7970 crossfire seems much more stable in Win 10 than Win 7, also alt-tab works very good for all games (BF4, Metro series, HL, ARMA III). Miss my gadgets, but things change. Still, quite surprised that Microsoft has made such a botch of Task Manager Performance tool and Resource Monitor. Both are quite unusable. Not sure a BIOS fix is in order, I know I'll never see it for my board. Not sure I'd even flash it just to fix these two utilities. I'm getting what I want out of the board.

    On an entirely different note, I'm very glad to see none of that core parking crap from win 7. My 4 physical and 4 logical cores are all utilized as when I had win 7 with core parking turned off. I'm very glad to see Win 10 got that right!
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