12700k alder lake CPU Usage not correct?


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Hi Martin,

I just noticed that my cpu usage in the latest hwinfo does not seem to be correct. Task manager is showing a different value and hwinfo seems to be now showing a much lower value. Total CPU Utility % seems to be more inline with what task manager is reporting. CPU Usage % value seems too low.

Even when for example im playing battlefield 2042 my cpu usage in HWinfo is like 3% which I know is incorrect.

Please see screenshot below


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You should rely on CPU Utility as the new metric used by Windows too. The sensor tool tip explains this in more detail.
Or here: