CPU spikes and performance lag

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Update 14939

    CPU spikes and performance lag

    Hi everyone. During the past few days I have a problem regarding my computer performance.

    -My computer is getting random performance lags that last 3-5 seconds.
    -The cpu usage will jump when it happens; anywhere from 50-100%.
    -Large Ethernet spikes as well.

    -It's completely random and is very hard to catch but it happens when I'm:
    a. browsing the internet ; engaging in miniscule internet activities.
    b. opening an application on my computer.

    c. watching a video, both on and outside the internet.
    d. playing a software intensive game.

    -Computer slows but doesn't freeze
    -the really bad spikes are up to 100% cpu usage; usually though they are 50-80%.
    -Video sound gets distorted and choppy; like if you have an injured CD that still plays right through the scratches but gets all choppy sounding.
    -often times the mouse pointer will, all of the sudden, be trailing during the strange slow motion performance lag.

    I had the same problem for like a week and it all of a sudden got fixed without me doing anything. However after 3-4 days the problem returned.

    Do you have any ideas for a solution. I scanned my computer with Avast Security and it found no viruses on my computer.

    My specs:
    - Windows 10 build 14393
    - Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
    - Driver version 375.50
    - Intel Core i5-6600 CPU @ 3.50 GHz
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 4,169
    Home 2004 x64 10.0.19041.331

    Optimize Performance of Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    1. Perform a cleanup. Download WC.bat and run it as admin.
    2. Check with Driver Easy, that you have drivers updated.
    3. Install Bitsum Real-Time CPU Optimization.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Update 14939
    Thread Starter

    TairikuOkami said:
    Optimize Performance of Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    1. Perform a cleanup. Download WC.bat and run it as admin.
    2. Check with Driver Easy, that you have drivers updated.
    3. Install Bitsum Real-Time CPU Optimization.
    I just did all 3 of the things you suggested and nothing has changed. Do you have any other ideas.

    Edit: Apparently I didn't do all the things, you suggested me, correctly. I just did them again, like they are supposed to be done, and everything seems to be working appropriately. There are no lag spikes and I think the problem is fixed. Thank you very much for helping me.
    Last edited by TheMole; 01 Nov 2016 at 10:46.
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  4. Posts : 1
    win 10

    I have the same problem and followed all steps mentioned by tairiku and I must say it is a bit better but system keeps garbling up sound when playing heavy load games on win10

    I bought a asus xonar DS pci soundcard and problem remains though a bit less then onboard sound.

    Any help please?

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  5. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 6,517
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Right click on the task bar and choose task manager. Go to the startup tab and then select any entries you don't really need.
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  6. Spectrum's Avatar
    Posts : 542

    The best thing is to get a performance trace when the CPU spikes and lag are happening. Fortunately, Windows 10 has a tracing tool built-in, called Windows Performance Recorder.

    When you notice performance has degraded, open an administrator powershell prompt and type:

    wpr.exe -start GeneralProfile

    Wait 2-3 minutes (or less), then type in the same prompt:

    wpr.exe -Stop $home\Desktop\profile.etl
    This will place a file called "profile.etl" on your Desktop.

    Upload the profile.etl to Onedrive/Google Drive/<insert file host> and post a link to it here.
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Hello everyone, I have a Toshiba Satellite (9A420864K), Running Windows 10 Home. I am having huge lag spikes and a buzzing sound coming from my speakers. I've literally tried everything. Currently happening, Disk 100%.
    Things I have tried--------
    Disabling SuperFetch, Uninstalling Audio Drivers, Running Programs that's supposedly worked for others, Every link/video I have went to has not worked period, FINALLY Fresh Install big negative as well.
    I have thought about buying a new fan for it not exactly sure if I need to, Don't want to spend money if there is an actual fix for this issue. Not a lose screw...Not bouncing around like a monkey trying to get it to buzz, but I am running around the big web trying to find some type of relief. Also my internet is extremely slow, I have 60mb/s, currently a nasty 350-410kb/s.
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