Windows 8 High CPU
Posted on 2012-09-02
I have been running Windows 8 RTM since a few days after it was officially released. For the most part I am happy. Here is my one issue. The fan on my HP Elitebook 8560w runs high CONSTANTLY and it is becuase the CPU utilization is always using about 35-40%. When I look at the task manager, I see that the process taking all the CPU is Service Host: Network Service (5) which contains the sub tasks of:
Cryptographic Services, DNS Client, Network Location Awareness, Telephony, and Workstation
If I end the task it settles down, but over the next hour is will be right back up there. I have been through many reboots and still nothing better. I have 16GB of ram an Intel i5 vPro processor and the system is install on a Samsung SSD 600GB Drive. Should not be due to a lack of resources. Any one else have ideas?