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Old April 29th, 2020, 05:05 AM
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CPU loading heavily

My CPU seems to be loading pretty heavily even when I am not doing anything really load intensive. Even to the point sometimes where my mouse becomes stodgy. I recently installed a new CPU. Is there a chance that it is not seated correctly? I did not seem to have this problem with my old CPU. It is an exact replacement. Anyone have any insights as to what might be causing this? I have Malwarebytes installed on the computer. Is this enough? Could some kind of malware be running in the background sucking up system resources? My CPU load goes as high as 50-60% even when idle.
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Old April 29th, 2020, 07:36 PM
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My CPU seems to be loading pretty heavily even when I am not doing anything really load intensive. Even to the point sometimes where my mouse becomes stodgy. I recently installed a new CPU. Is there a chance that it is not seated correctly? I did not seem to have this problem with my old CPU. It is an exact replacement. Anyone have any insights as to what might be causing this? I have Malwarebytes installed on the computer. Is this enough? Could some kind of malware be running in the background sucking up system resources? My CPU load goes as high as 50-60% even when idle.
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My immediate thought suspects data mining (Bit coin et al)
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Old April 29th, 2020, 08:02 PM
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I ran ESET and it did not find any malware. What exactly is "data mining" and how does it work.
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Old April 29th, 2020, 09:09 PM
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In simple terms other machines use your CPU to work for them as mining is quite CPU intensive. Here are a couple of links you may find helpful:
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-s...to-mine-coins/

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/find-out...ryptocurrency/
Hope this helps Jim..
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Old April 29th, 2020, 09:13 PM
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I have just remembered you have just re-installed Windows. It may take a loooong time to complete it's update cycle particularly if it defaults to Linux on reboot making the Windows setup nullify so a loop occurs..
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Old April 29th, 2020, 11:11 PM
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OK got it. So it' is probably nothing. We'll wait a little while longer and see what happens.
What is "nullify to a loop"?
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Old April 29th, 2020, 11:14 PM
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Wait at least a week in my experience.

Explanation. Because Windows initiated the re start then Linux booted Windows setup did not occur setting into motion a cycle of repetition.

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Old April 29th, 2020, 11:46 PM
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Ah, OK I understand now. BTW those are some great sites you posted.
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Does it take so long?
That has been my experience as I told jmnew,
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Old May 9th, 2020, 08:51 AM
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In particular when multi booting as in the case here..
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