Every once in a while I'll be browsing or something, and I notice in the system resources monitor that there's near-constant usage of at least have the available CPU. Even if I clsoe the browser. this doesn't stop, and I have nothing else running (other thna the startup programs). However, when i open the monitor and look at the running processes, there's nothing that could explain this high CPU utilization. That is, nothing seems to be taking up more than a few percent of the processor. Yet when I open up the Resources tab, one of the two CPUs is maxing out almost constantly. It's not the same one very time, seemingly. Right now it's CPU 2.
Has anybody ever seen this? Any idea what to do about it?
Generally, rebooting takes care of the problem. But really, i shouldn't have to do that.
Any help welcome. Thanks.
Olivia 15 Cinnamon 64, dual-boot Win 7 Pro 64 SP1, Clevo W150ER 15.6" laptop, i7 3630M, 16 GB RAM, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256 GB/HGST 1 TB 7200 RPM, Nvidia GT 650M 1 GB, USB 3.0 HGST 1 TB 7200 RPM, HP Photosmart C5280