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Intel Processor running high all the time

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Intel Processor running high all the time


    I have upgraded my Sony Vaio E series laptop (VPCEG38FG) from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 8 Pro and now I see that the Intel Processor is running high 3.00GHz all the time (monitoring it through Intel software) causing the laptop to run out of battery quickly and the fan is on all the time.

    Intel(R)_Core(TM)_i5-2450M_CPU_@_2.50GHz

    Does anyone know what is wrong or what to do?

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    In BIOS (UEFI), is EIST (SpeedStep) enabled? That's the Intel feature that steps the processor frequency up and down to match its load.

    [edit:] Ooops. I didn't see that you double-posted this topic. Someone else already pointed out EIST to you.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    Windows 8 is either doing that automatic maintenance thing or windows defender doing a scheduled background antivirus scan.
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Intel Processor running high all the time
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I have upgraded my Sony Vaio E series laptop (VPCEG38FG) from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 8 Pro and now I see that the Intel Processor is running high 3.00GHz all the time (monitoring it through Intel software) causing the laptop to run out of battery quickly and the fan is on all the time. ...
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