Windows 10: what to do if Runtime Broker consumes too much CPU resources

By | 09.12.2018

Windows 10: what to do if Runtime Broker consumes excessive CPU resources

Installed Windows 10 and noticed abnormal CPU usage? Know that you are not alone. While many users culprit of high CPU usage is the Runtime Broker process, which in some cases consumes more than 40 percent of the CPU resources. Here you will find some simple solutions to the problem.

First, open Settings, go to System> Notifications & actions and disable «Show tips for working with Windows». Many users confirm that this leads to a significant reduction in CPU usage.

If the first solution doesn’t work, try the following: in the Settings menu, go to Windows update, open the advanced settings, and then click on «Choose how and when to update». Now just disable receiving updates from multiple locations.

Windows 10: что делать, если Runtime Broker потребляет чрезмерно много ресурсов процессора

If the second option turned out to be useless to you, you can go to drastic measures, disable Runtime Broker completely (this should not lead to any adverse consequences for the system).

So, open registry Editor and locate the following entry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlsetservicestimebroker] «Start»=dword:00000003

Replace the value 3 to 4 and restart your system.

After that, Runtime Broker will no longer work, and «CPU load at idle» should be on the order of 0-2%.

The situation has improved or not? Do not be lazy to tell us in the comments.

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