High CPU Usage at idle, Games now running at very low fps.

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    High CPU Usage at idle, Games now running at very low fps.

    So over the last month or so my computer was slowly starting to show symptoms. I fist noticed it when playing league. My fps went from a steady 250 to fluctuating between 60-160 fps causing random "attempting to reconnect" while the ping never moved. I spent a few weeks trying to diagnose when all of a sudden two nights ago it just starting running insanely slow. my mouse would do this slow motion acceleration thing when moving, bf4 started running between 14-26fps and in general it took forever to do simple tasks. My cpu was idling between 50-80% and loading a game would slam it to 100% consistently. I had a buddy look at it last night, and after extensive tests he said the hardware all checks out so he's pretty sure it's not a hardware issue. And after disabling all of my startup processes we've got it down to around 25-30% cpu at idle but it still wont do anything useful. when you load a game it still runs choppy. We also noticed when playing a game it seems to run almost smooth until you move the mouse to look around in game. Before this all started my cpu idled around 1-4% with all of my startup apps enabled.

    Here are the computer specs.

    mobo: Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0)
    cpu: Intel Core i5-7600k
    gpu: Zotac Nvidia Gefore Gtx 1060 6gb
    Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3000 CL15-16-16-35 1.35V 288PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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  2. bobkn's Avatar
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 1809 17763.55

    The "processes" tab of Task Manager ought to show what is consuming the CPU cycles.

    And the answer is...?
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