121% CPU Usage...

  1. Posts : 25
    Windows 10, Linux Mint

    121% CPU Usage...

    I really don't know what is going on, first, the sound was suddenly crap until I turned of nahimic, sound returned to normal. Then once that was solved, I went to play RS6 and first everything went to a different resolution and a window popped saying uplay has crashed, I didn't get a chance to write down the error. I had to shutdown the laptop (holding the power for 10 seconds). Then after turning the laptop on, I went to the resource manager and noticed that the cpu usage was more than 100%. This just happened suddenly, I saw nothing weird yesterday, last week or month, this is really strange.

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  2. Posts : 25
    Windows 10, Linux Mint
    Thread Starter

    I checked side by side with cpuid, both Resource Manager and CPUID do not share the same result no matter what. CPUID show's it's running normally. I will attempt to flash bios and find anything else.
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    It's normal for CPU frequency to go over 100 if it is using turbo boost.

    3230M has max turbo of 3.2 so 3.2/2.6=123% which is near enough 121%.

    Not sure if this applies to maximum utilization as well but you could see what speed is shown on performance tab of task manager.
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  4. Posts : 1,223
    Windows 10 Pro

    In Windows 8 and Windows 10 it is possible for Task Manager to show over 100% CPU usage. The displayed usage is adjusted according to the CPU frequency. When CPU frequency is low (for a light load) the CPU usage will be reduced proportionately. When turbo boost is in use it can exceed 100%. This is by design and not a bug.

    See this article for more information:
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