Windows 10: Task Manager is hogging the CPU

Discus and support Task Manager is hogging the CPU in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th gen, Win 10 Pro 64 bit, auto updates. Crapware startup routines disabled except for a couple of printer updaters. Lately I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by WilliamRosenblatt, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Task Manager is hogging the CPU


    Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th gen, Win 10 Pro 64 bit, auto updates. Crapware startup routines disabled except for a couple of printer updaters.


    Lately I have noticed laggy system performance. I see that Task Manager is hogging the CPU, routinely taking up 15-20% of the CPU. I haven't made any recent changes, e.g. no applications installed. I also notice that Task Manager itself takes several seconds to start up and sometimes I even get a message that it is non-responsive. Any idea what the problem is?


    Thanks!


    - bill.

    :)
     
    WilliamRosenblatt, Sep 10, 2019
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  2. Task Manager High CPU Usage

    I have the same problem myself with it only happens when I scroll through task manager and open and close it. I don't know this for sure but the reason this probably happens is that you may have a lot of processes running and task manager is using a lot
    of the CPU to process the usage of each program.

    What I have done is disable data that I don't need to see like network usage and GPU usage and it drops the CPU usage a bit. I have also enabled everything and scrolled up and down on it and task manager uses almost twice as much.

    I would suggest disabling everything but CPU, disk, and RAM, (I would not suggest having GPU on because it is almost always at 99% unless you have FPS limits).
     
    Niogenesis, Sep 10, 2019
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  3. Task Manager has different CPU Usage

    Hi,I am Vanshita, an Independent Windows Advisor. I am here to work with you on this problem.

    I suggest you to go through the below steps and check if it helps.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/for...

    Thank you
     
    vanshitavanshita, Sep 10, 2019
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  4. weirddave Win User

    Task Manager is hogging the CPU

    CPU @ 100% in Task Manager.. but in error


    Sailindawg, did Resource Monitor show some silly high % use, in the millions/billions? Does the 'Details' tab in Task Manager show 'System Idle Process' normal? It does sound like you have the same issue, I've still not fixed it. You might be lucky and a BIOS update works for you as it has others, I'm stuck on the B2 stepping which means I can't upgrade the BIOS *Sad

    MrPumpkin, what process does task manager say is using the most CPU usage?
     
    weirddave, Sep 10, 2019
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