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jmnew April 29th, 2020 05:05 AM

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.
Thanx
Jim

Jaytee April 29th, 2020 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmnew (Post 1307488)
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.
Thanx
Jim

My immediate thought suspects data mining (Bit coin et al)

jmnew April 29th, 2020 08:02 PM

I ran ESET and it did not find any malware. What exactly is "data mining" and how does it work.
Thank you for your reply
Jim

Jaytee April 29th, 2020 09:09 PM

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..

Jaytee April 29th, 2020 09:13 PM

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..

jmnew April 29th, 2020 11:11 PM

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"?
Thanx
Jim

Jaytee April 29th, 2020 11:14 PM

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.

jmnew April 29th, 2020 11:46 PM

Ah, OK I understand now. BTW those are some great sites you posted.
Jim

Jaytee May 9th, 2020 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Rebecca burr (Post 1307599)
Does it take so long?

That has been my experience as I told jmnew,

Jaytee May 9th, 2020 08:51 AM

In particular when multi booting as in the case here..


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