CPU easily overloaded compared to a few days ago

Nogoodnms

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My computer has been running really slow lately. You've probably heard those words one thousand times, but here's what's going on for me, as best as I can explain it.

Audio is the first thing I noticed, mainly whenever I try to play a song on iTunes there's a huge amount of choppiness no matter how many programs I close. YouTube videos on both Firefox and Chrome are lagging intensely (when using Firefox, the Flash Player seems to make the lag a huge amount worse and the load on my CPU and RAM go up very high). Video games are performing a lot worse than a few days ago.

The change occurred sometime around when I installed Assassin's Creed: Unity, although I'm not sure how that would have an effect on anything when not in use. I can't come up with anything else.

Here's what I've tried so far:

  • ■Restarting the computer, multiple times.
    ■Updating BIOS and a couple of drivers.
    ■Updating with Windows Update as far as I can go.
    ■Restarting the service called Windows Management Instrumentation.
    ■Running MalwareBytes, TDSS Cleaner, and Adwcleaner (nothing came up).
    ■Reinstalling my Antivirus.
A few other things, but I can't recall them at this moment.
 

Nogoodnms

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I bought the whole thing back in 2010, but have been upgrading various parts of it at a good rate ever since (once a year or so). Specifications here: http://puu.sh/daQ98/efacd7b59f.png



My apologies, please see above.

Also, here is a screenshot from HWMonitor after running the Heaven Benchmark for a few minutes: http://puu.sh/daO3w/d598fd2356.png
 

maestro0428

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Is this after the run, it looks like it, cuz during the run, you should get higher loads and temps.
 

Nogoodnms

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Yeah, I did say "after running the Heaven Benchmark for a few minutes".
 
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