Okay, I’m going to throw some stuff at the wall to see what sticks. But the first 4 things are pretty easy to check/do.
- Disable windows game bar/game mode (Start --> Settings (Gear icon) --> Gaming --> Game Bar/Game Mode tabs on the left --> relevant toggle switch)
- Change power plan to High Performance (Control Panel -> Power Options or Control Panel -> System and Security -> Power Options)
- If you are using steam, run Eve from steam folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Eve Online\Launcher\evelauncher.exe)
- okay, it doesn’t look like Chaotic’s CPU is thermal throttling, but just in case, use HWiNFO to see if any throttling is going on while running Eve.
- Finally, there was a windows update back in Sept 2019 that was causing CPU spikes, but I would think you guys would have noticed the problem much earlier if this was indeed the culprit. Still check out this article for more information.
Also, if you click on the process tab in task manager, you can get a breakdown of the system resources being used by each process.
Also, you might as well check if the GPU is being throttled while you’re at it (it’s the 2nd to last section in HWiNFO). Do be aware that your GPU may throttle when not being taxed very hard; so seeing a “yes” next to “Performance Limit - Utilization” is normal. Instead look at the four categories above that.