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Unable To Reduce CPU Usage While Gaming

Started by Williamgra, April 06, 2021, 06:18:19 AM

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Hello friends. Recently, I bought a gaming pc; because I love to play Grand Theft Auto on pc. Every time I start a game on pc, 90% of my computer's CPU is being used. But GPU is being used only 10-15%. Guys, I don't understand why this is happening, and how to fix this problem. Can anyone help me with this? Any help will be appreciated.

The configuration:
10th gen intel core i5-10400 processor
16GB, 2x8GB, ddr4, 2666mhz
Gtx 1050ti


I'm not the most tech-savvy person when it comes to computers, but in similar cases I've read of people asking a similar question, I've seen that the most common reply is that, if you increase the game's resolution, it makes the game rely more on the gpu rather than the cpu. I know it might sound contradictory, but I've read it many times.

Have you also checked the game's options to be sure you're not rendering via soft and you're using DirectX, OpengGL, Vulkan, or whichever apis are being used nowadays?


Is this the old DOS version of GTA? Are you running it in DOSBox or something else?
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Try to disable Cortana and other resource hogs, if possible.

Either close your web browser while gaming or switch to a less CPU intensive web browser, while also installing add-ons and altering the configuration so it is less resource intensive. Definitely get an ad blocker.

This guy is an old pro gamer from the boomer shooter days, his guides are usually very good. Unfortunately his github account was banned, but this should give you a starting point.

If your gaming rig is used, get the dust blown out, have the fans checked, and maybe have someone check, clean, and replace the thermal paste.

If anything's blocking the fans, remove it.

Check for malware coin miners, and check if this specific game has anti-piracy software included with it that eats CPU time. If it does, find an option that doesn't include that or find a way to remove it.


Thank you all for giving me suggestions. But after a lot of searching on Google, I realized from here that the problem was with my graphics card's driver. The problem was solved only after I uninstalled the graphics drivers and downloaded and installed the updated driver from the manufacturer's website. Now my graphics are using 45-50% and CPU 55-60%.