Will this registry change help with high CPU usage?


  1. Posts : 272
    Windows 10
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    Will this registry change help with high CPU usage?


    I'm hoping coming back with a new, specific post on this item will get a response. No further responses to this particular question were forthcoming on my original post. I'm about to let someone remotely connect to my computer to go through it over this problem, so I'd like to have an answer to this before I take that plunge. If anyone knows if this will help, please respond.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TimeBroker
    Look for the Start entry and change its value from dword:00000003 to dword:00000004 (simply replace the 3 at the end of the value with 4).
    Changing this value could have an impact on Cortana’s performance, but it appears to be closely connected to the high CPU usage in Windows 10. In case you’re not using Cortana at all, you’re on the good side. Otherwise, setting reminders won’t work.
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    Pro x64 Desktop v1607 14393.51, Home x64 Laptop v1607 14393.51
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    I don't think Windows 10 has high CPU usage for all; however, it may be affect some (for reasons unknown). It seems to be slightly higher on my laptop than my desktop for some reason but they are both at reasonable levels. Here's my desktop when idle:

    Will this registry change help with high CPU usage?-cpu.jpg

    Good luck with your issue.
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  3. Posts : 5,181
    Windows 11 Home
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    Nikilet said:
    If anyone knows if this will help, please respond.
    Simply put, no. Windows will start it, even when it is disabled, because it is an essential service.
    Creating a script to terminate it time to time, might helps, but that is just a workaround, not a solution.
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  4. Posts : 272
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    Thread Starter
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    TairikuOkami said:
    Simply put, no. Windows will start it, even when it is disabled, because it is an essential service.
    Creating a script to terminate it time to time, might helps, but that is just a workaround, not a solution.
    I'm sorry but I'm not following this answer at all. What "it" are you referring to when you say Windows will start it even when disabled.
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  5. Posts : 272
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    aardvark said:
    I don't think Windows 10 has high CPU usage for all; however, it may be affect some (for reasons unknown). It seems to be slightly higher on my laptop than my desktop for some reason but they are both at reasonable levels. Here's my desktop when idle:

    Will this registry change help with high CPU usage?-cpu.jpg

    Good luck with your issue.
    See my screenshot of CPU usage. I just opened this and the only thing I have open is my browser.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Will this registry change help with high CPU usage?-task-mgr-cpu.png  
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    Nikilet said:
    See my screenshot of CPU usage. I just opened this and the only thing I have open is my browser.
    Please click the CPU tab to place highest usage processes at the top in an ordered list and repost a screenshot.

    Here's my random guess. You're using Chrome, and a process called 'System and Compressed Memory' is using a lot of CPU time. If so, this has been answered in one of the lengthy threads on System and Compressed Memory which you can find by using the white search box at the top.
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  7. Posts : 5,181
    Windows 11 Home
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    Nikilet said:
    I'm sorry but I'm not following this answer at all. What "it" are you referring to when you say Windows will start it even when disabled.
    That tweak sets TimeBroker service to Disabled, but it controls WinRT apps, which includes Windows GUI, so when you have it disabled and you open Settings, it will start regardless. If you have a problem with WinRT app, stopping that service will temporarily fix it, but that is it, it will occur again in no time. Better to fix Windows instead.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Will this registry change help with high CPU usage?-capture_08032016_131920.jpg  
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  8. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Home
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    My opinions on Windows 10 CPU Usage

    Win 10 pre July - CPU usage was great
    Win 10 - mid July Update around July 12-14 - High CPU Usage
    Win 10 Anniversary - Great CPU and Ram usage a good amount better than any Win 10 in the last 12 months

    All with the same usage, apps, programs, services running
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  9. Posts : 272
    Windows 10
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    posted mistakenly
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