CPU Usage Constantly at 100%, Even While Doing Light Tasks

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Steven Psindler

Hello! This has been a consistent problem over the years, but it is only getting more and more noticeable as of recently. Even while performing light tasks such as running Microsoft Edge and LibreOffice cause my laptop to get overworked and start chugging. Fans whirring, computer struggling. Running things like YouTube is damn near unbearable, and running any other programs is impossible. I'm at my wits end. My laptop is a 2018 Dell Inspiron 15 3565 so I don't understand the reason for such lag and slowness. My specs are listed below, under the System Properties tab.



What could possibly be the issue? I have my system configured for performance, set my battery settings for higher performance, and keep my disk relatively clean.

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