laptop cpu constantly capping out

  I Naiphe 16:26 26 Jan 2017

Hi there!

I have a Toshiba c660d : click here understand its old, but it seems to be running strangely. Basically the cpu caps out really easily and it seems to be using an awful lot of cpu for even the most minor of things. Even opening mine sweeper causes the laptop to use upwards of 80% cpu. While idle the cpu ranges from 1-30% with periods of up to much higher percentages. I have included a screenie of task manager performance about 3 mins after start up. Even moving the mouse causes the cpu to hit 30% usage.

Thus, trying to do anything is a complete pain as it takes forever. I don't remember this laptop ever having issues like this when it was new but, is this all due to the age of the machine?


  I Naiphe 16:29 26 Jan 2017

I have reinstalled windows from the hard drive partition and run all the hours upon hours of windows updates. I also have the graphics driver updated to the latest version from the AMD site.

Things I've tried:

Tried removing battery and power cord and holding the on button for 30 seconds and rebooting.

Disabled everything in msconfig startup besides realtek HD audio manager, HD audio background manager, synaptics pointing device driver and radeon settings.

I've run malwarebytes anti malware, spybot search and destroy, superantispyware, Rkill, TDSkill and all have come up with nothing.

I ran the sfc /scannow dos thingy.

Opened up the base, wondering if it was full of dust but it was clean as a whistle.

Not really sure what else to do now :( really out of ideas and at my wits end. Is it just the age of the laptop causing this? Any help would be really appreciated.

I have a bunch of screenshots but this forum wont let me post them as they say its spam? I was asked by a person on a differebt forum to disable windows telemetry which I have done, but sadly this hasn't fixed it. So am i just out of luck?

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