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How To Lower 100% CPU Usage in Windows 11

Are you experiencing long loading times or frequent crashes of applications in your Windows 11? There may be nothing wrong with your system hardware. Instead, high CPU usage or CPU working at 100% can cause it. Wen your CPU is engaged in carrying out other useless tasks, it cannot carry out your legitimate commands. Furthermore, due to high usage, your CPU can heat up and it can get damaged physically. So, the question is today, How to lower CPU usage in Windows 11? 

There could be many reasons for the CPU to be working at its full capacity. It includes background apps running to having many applications open at the same time. Other than that, there could be some malware that is consuming all the power of your CPU. We cannot confidently single out one problem for this. However, what we can do is teach you how to lower your CPU usage in Windows 11.

Below are some of the ways that may help you.

Close Unused Applications

Many of the time, we just minimize the applications when we are done with them. If not done, we try to use many applications simultaneously and forget to close them. This careless habit can cause your PC long-term harm. This is because when you minimize an application, the CPU still gets burden to keep it alive.

Apart from that, some applications just get opened themselves whenever you open the PC or laptop. Work on the habit to close the apps instantly when in no use. In addition, keep checking if other applications are opened in the taskbar or not.

Restart your PC

Remember whenever the wifi device stops working, the first piece of advice any support will give you is to restart your wifi device. In these situations, restarting helps release the pressure that is long endured by the device. All the things that are working in the background are close to the system.

Most of the time it solves the problem. Even if it does not solve it, Nonetheless, you get some time at your hand to fix it. Before, the problem builds up again.

Install an Anti-virus Software

It is most likely that you may have downloaded something from an unsafe website. As a result, some harmful malware could have been got into your system that is replicating itself or carrying out activities. In these situations, your CPU can get pretty burdened.

To solve this, you should have a premium anti-virus installed in your system. Scan for any harmful malware and erase it if found.

Check Antivirus Activities

Anti-virus can become a curse instead of a blessing sometimes. It may run in the background all the time and use your CPU more than usual. You can open the task manager and check if the anti-virus CPU usage is abnormal. If you found it way out of line, consider switching to other software. Therefore, it is always recommended to opt out and invest in well-known anti-virus software.

Optimize crucial applications

There are some applications that are crucial in the startup of your system. When it gets worn out, you should optimize it. You can do that by following these steps.

  • Press Ctrl +R and type ‘msconfig’ in your run tab.

  • Once the system configuration is opened. Click on the Startup panel.

  • Click on the Task Manager panel from there.
  • Disable any enabled status in there and save changer,.

These are some of the ways that will help you. If you still cannot find any solution, get your hardware checked. When the problem gets too complicated, seek out professional help as soon as possible.

Azeem AK

Tech enthusiast, Content writer, and Student.

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