Moving the mouse cause CPU spikes

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by GammaWing, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. GammaWing

    GammaWing New Member

    Nov 19, 2010
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    this problem started a few day's ago all of a sudden.
    (note that it's more than 3 months after the last time i formatted, and the problem only occurred lately)
    So, the problem is, that no matter where i move my mouse, it cause a massive CPU spike.
    moving the mouse around on the desktop get the CPU utilization to over 40%, and if i run any other program,
    and i move the mouse on it, it's utilization skyrockets.
    I've been trying to solve it for 3 days now, and so far with no success. and because I'm a gamer, it renders my games unplayable.
    can you help me? I'm really frustrated.

    so far I've tried:
    switching USB ports,
    Updating drives,
    several restarts,
    formatting the computer,
    changing to a different mouse,
    all with no success.

    here my computer specs:
    Intel Core2Duo E8400 @3.00 Ghz
    Gigabyte G31M-ES2L
    4GB of RAM
    Gigabyte Geforce GTS 250
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
    Microsoft X8 Sidewinder wireless gaming mouse
    Logitech G15 keyboard

    Please help me. im truly clueless about that problem.

    also, I've already checked for Malware or viruses using Avast, Malwarebytes, and GMER. none were found by any of those.
  2. zvit

    zvit Honorable Member

    Nov 3, 2009
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    #2 zvit, Nov 20, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2010
  3. barker1964

    barker1964 Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2010
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    I had the same issue and the problem for me was that i had just changed the mouse and left the software from the old mouse. After i deleted the old softwware that did the trick.

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