winsvchost.exe "Critical System Service" is causing my GPU to run at Max load.
Yes, strange I guess, but let me explain.
So when I update my GTX 680 (I have 2)
WHILE it's updating my screen flashes as usually does during a graphics update but now I see "Critical System Service has stopped working" I googled that and got winsvchost.exe. Later I found it in my Tasklist and stopped it. INSTANTLY my GPU's 100% load went to 0-1%.
Well when I update my card I usually make sure to reconfig the SLI on the Nvidia control panel then reset my PC. AS SOON as it's back on my desktop my software that comes with my Asus branded GPU "GPU Tweak" reads that my graphics card is now again at 100% load.
Perhaps this is falsely displayed and it's not really at 100% you may add?
No it's true, because once I run a high-end or even a small game my Frames are RIDICULOUSLY low.
Ask any needed specs or info I can add to help with this issue. I can't put a finger on the day I noticed this starting, but I will try system restore and see if I can get somewhere.
--Would removing and reinserting my GPU's perhaps undo something and get it to work again? or try 1 on a 16x slot and another on a 8x slot instead?
Can't be the hardware if stopping "winsvchost.exe " fixes the issue.