When you run a scan are you using Custom settings? If so is the item "Use minimal resources..." checked?
Also, further up that same page is an option to ignore zip and other compressed files. If all your backups for instance are older then maybe you could try toggling that?
Another thing to look at is email. Some people keep large quantities of emails in their inboxes instead of creating sub-folders to store them in, that can add to the load but of course depends a lot on what client you use for mail.
With the resources you appear to have it shouldn't be overheating. I have CPU water-cooling and find the temps hardly rise at all during a scan, but of course every setup is different.
There is software out there that can artificially restrict CPU usage when a certain temp is reached, TThrottle comes to mind as one example.
So I wonder if it may be worth your while having Technical Support take a look?
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Note also whether during say a malwarebytes scan in the link Peter suggested above, if the cpu temp sits at the same temp.
That seems to help, Thanks! It goes a lot slower but it stays around 50C Appreciate it
Good. Also I find it helps to clean out as much dust as possible on a regular basis - especially from any vents, fan blades etc. It's a fiddly job but does make a difference.
Just something to throw out there, and kinda a question, I have a Solid State and a regular hard drive in there, I noticed once it switched drives the temperature goes way down, could it be possible because the read/write speed on the Solid State is so much faster it allows the CPU to work faster, thus heating up more? I was just wondering, I know this kinda finished a long time ago xD
Quite possible but only the techs would know for sure.
Hello -- Going back to the start of this thread:
You posted (I think it was you), "When you run a scan are you using Custom settings? If so is the item "Use minimal resources..." checked?"
But you don't say if it should be left checkmarked or unchecked to try and reduce CPU usage.
Info, please? And thank you!
A more general answer for any program that insists on hogging the CPU -- You can use the affinity setting to restrict a particular app to specific CPUs. For instance, you could restrict it to only 1 or 2 cpus on a quad processor.
The selection is made in the "details" tab of the task manager. Right click on the app and select set affinity.
The affinity setting can also be set using a shortcut.