Photoshop: CS6 process burns CPU when idle

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Photoshop CS6 has a runaway thread that maxes one virtual core on the CPU as long as Photoshop is open, document, no document, doesn't matter. One thread of one core sits at 100% all the time.

That there is a bug. It may be why CS6 is so sluggish compared with 5 & 5.1.

Win7 x64, NVidia 550Ti/2GB, i7/8GB
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My system is similar to yours, except GPU, and I do not have and thread in the photoshop executable maxed out while PS is open.

Maybe some specific feature you use triggers the rogue thread that does not go away. Maybe GPU support related.

Win7 64-bit, i7 860 w/8GB, ATI 5850 w/1GB.
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I'm not seeing that here, either.

It could be a driver related thread (especially video driver), or an OS thread (especially file system).
But yes, it could be related to some specific feature as well.

Does this happen when you first launch Photoshop, without any documents open?
What about if you turn off GPU support in Photoshop preferences and relaunch?
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It may help if we can could see your Photoshop System Info. Directions for sharing your system info from Photoshop:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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Hi Jeff,

Of course. Sorry, I should have thought of that. The trigger appears to be memory related, because I was running Ps, Ai, Id, Br and Dw at the time, running 3d renders in Ps in the background while working in other programs. Thereafter, the 100% thread on one logical core persisted, even after Ps was closed and restarted. I'll narrow this down and post again when I have the exact combination identified.

Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00) x64
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Version: 6.1 Service Pack 1
System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:14, Stepping:5 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, HyperThreading
Physical processor count: 4
Logical processor count: 8
Processor speed: 2925 MHz
Built-in memory: 8183 MB
Free memory: 4465 MB
Memory available to Photoshop: 7223 MB
Memory used by Photoshop: 60 %
Image tile size: 128K
Image cache levels: 4
OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.
OpenGL Drawing Mode: Advanced
OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.
OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: True.
OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.
Video Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
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Display: 2
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Display: 1
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Video Card Number: 2
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OpenCL Unavailable
Driver Version: 8.17.12.9610
Driver Date: 20120229000000.000000-000
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Video Mode: 1920 x 1200 x 4294967296 colors
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Video Card Memory: 2048 MB
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Video Card Number: 1
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Driver Date: 20060522000000.000000-000
Video Card Driver:
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Video Card Caption: LogMeIn Mirror Driver
Video Card Memory: 2048 MB
Video Rect Texture Size: 16384
Serial number: 90970244242887868169
Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\
Temporary file path: C:\Users\Alan\AppData\Local\Temp\
Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled
Scratch volume(s):
C:\, 931.5G, 544.8G free
Required Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Required\
Primary Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\
Additional Plug-ins folder: not set

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Accented Edges 13.0
Adaptive Wide Angle 13.0
ADM 3.11x01
Angled Strokes 13.0
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Conté Crayon 13.0
Craquelure 13.0
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Crop and Straighten Photos Filter 13.0
Crosshatch 13.0
Crystallize 13.0
Cutout 13.0
Dark Strokes 13.0
De-Interlace 13.0
Dicom 13.0
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Diffuse Glow 13.0
Displace 13.0
Dry Brush 13.0
Eazel Acquire 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
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Entropy 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Extrude 13.0
FastCore Routines 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Fibers 13.0
Film Grain 13.0
Filter Gallery 13.0
Flash 3D 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Fresco 13.0
Glass 13.0
Glowing Edges 13.0
Google Earth 4 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Grain 13.0
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Halftone Pattern 13.0
HDRMergeUI 13.0
IFF Format 13.0
Ink Outlines 13.0
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Kurtosis 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
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Lens Flare 13.0
Liquify 13.0
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Mean 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
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Mezzotint 13.0
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Mosaic Tiles 13.0
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Neon Glow 13.0
Note Paper 13.0
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Ocean Ripple 13.0
Oil Paint 13.0
OpenEXR 13.0
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Palette Knife 13.0
Patchwork 13.0
Paths to Illustrator 13.0
PCX 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Photocopy 13.0
Photoshop 3D Engine 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Picture Package Filter 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Pinch 13.0
Pixar 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Plaster 13.0
Plastic Wrap 13.0
PNG 13.0
Pointillize 13.0
Polar Coordinates 13.0
Portable Bit Map 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Poster Edges 13.0
Radial Blur 13.0
Radiance 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
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Ripple 13.0
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Spatter 13.0
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Sponge 13.0
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Stamp 13.0
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Sumi-e 13.0
Summation 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Targa 13.0
Texturizer 13.0
Tiles 13.0
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Wind 13.0
Wireless Bitmap 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
ZigZag 13.0

Optional and third party plug-ins:

Photoshop Touch 10.0
Plug-ins that failed to load: NONE
Flash:
Toolbox
ThePluginSite
Painting Assistant
Knowledge
Adobe EMailer
Fotolia
Mini Bridge
Exchange
Kuler
Installed TWAIN devices: NONE
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Update: The problem seems to related to the fact that text objects are improperly handle by the 3D module. See http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh... for more detail on this.

The CPU-burning problem thread showed up after a seres of renders of a complex text object (two lines of serif text) redlined Photoshop's memory limit and, I am sure, the GPU memory. Went away after system restart and trashing prefs.
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Hi Alan,

Ok. My other guess was possibly one of your 3rd party panels may be doing something funky. Hiding the panel via a pref reset may have cleared it.

Toolbox
ThePluginSite
Painting Assistant
Knowledge
Adobe EMailer
Fotolia
Mini Bridge
Exchange
Kuler
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Could be. The Fotolia plug-in definitely has memory-gobbling issues (mainly with Id, which it can reliably crash; Ps puts the brakes on when it hits it's memory allocation) that I've passed on to the Silicon Publishing folks. There is also a problem with Ps and Id not releasing memory after that plug-in has been closed, which might end up in your bailiwick once they've investigated.

None of those panels were open or active at the time I saw that problem, however. The Fotolia panel is the only one of those I've ever opened in CS6, in fact.
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In Preferences -> Plug-ins try turning off "Load Extension Panels" then restarting Photoshop. Then see if you can reproduce the problem.
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Be aware: Depending on the panel, there is a 'persistent' flag in the SDK/API that can keep the panel open and in memory even if the panel is closed.
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Chris's suggestion is the only way to make sure that one of the panels isn't the problem.
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I'll definitely give that a try, then try to push Ps to the wall again and see what happens. I'll post results here. On a deadline right now, so it might be a day or two.

Thank you both for your valuable input.
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Have the same problem.
Photoshop CS6 while idle consumes 25% (on 4 core cpu).
Hiding panels with TAB or one by one doesn't help.

Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00) x64
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Version: 6.1 Service Pack 1
System architecture: AMD CPU Family:15, Model:4, Stepping:3 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3
Physical processor count: 4
Processor speed: 3200 MHz
Built-in memory: 8190 MB
Free memory: 2259 MB
Memory available to Photoshop: 7259 MB
Memory used by Photoshop: 83 %
Image tile size: 132K
Image cache levels: 4
OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.
OpenGL Drawing Mode: Advanced
OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.
OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: True.
OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.
Video Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Video Card Renderer: GeForce 9500 GT/PCI/SSE2
Display: 2
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Display: 1
Display Bounds:= top: 0, left: 0, bottom: 1080, right: 1920
Video Card Number: 1
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
OpenCL Unavailable
Driver Version: 8.17.12.8562
Driver Date: 20111015000000.000000-000
Video Card Driver: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Video Mode: 1920 x 1080 x 4294967296 colors
Video Card Caption: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
Video Card Memory: 512 MB
Video Rect Texture Size: 8192
Serial number: 92299182650388099183
Application folder: G:\AdobeCS6\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\
Temporary file path: C:\Users\vicnaum\AppData\Local\Temp\
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H:\, 48.8G, 16.0G free
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D:\, 557.1G, 1.55G free
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SCCore.dll ScCore 2011/12/14-15:08:46 66.490082 66.490082
ScriptUIFlex.dll ScriptUIFlex 2011/12/14-15:08:46 66.490082 66.490082
tbb.dll Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows 3, 0, 2010, 0406
tbbmalloc.dll Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows 3, 0, 2010, 0406
TfFontMgr.dll FontMgr 9.3.0.113
TfKernel.dll Kernel 9.3.0.113
TFKGEOM.dll Kernel Geom 9.3.0.113
TFUGEOM.dll Adobe, UGeom© 9.3.0.113
updaternotifications.dll Adobe Updater Notifications Library 6.0.0.24 (BuildVersion: 1.0; BuildDate: BUILDDATETIME) 6.0.0.24
WRServices.dll WRServices Friday January 27 2012 13:22:12 Build 0.17112 0.17112
wu3d.dll U3D Writer 9.3.0.113

Required plug-ins:

3D Studio 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Accented Edges 13.0
Adaptive Wide Angle 13.0
ADM 3.11x01
Angled Strokes 13.0
Average 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Bas Relief 13.0
BMP 13.0
Chalk & Charcoal 13.0
Charcoal 13.0
Chrome 13.0
Cineon 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Clouds 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Collada 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Color Halftone 13.0
Colored Pencil 13.0
CompuServe GIF 13.0
Conté Crayon 13.0
Craquelure 13.0
Crop and Straighten Photos 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Crop and Straighten Photos Filter 13.0
Crosshatch 13.0
Crystallize 13.0
Cutout 13.0
Dark Strokes 13.0
De-Interlace 13.0
Dicom 13.0
Difference Clouds 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Diffuse Glow 13.0
Displace 13.0
Dry Brush 13.0
Eazel Acquire 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Embed Watermark 4.0
Entropy 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Extrude 13.0
FastCore Routines 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Fibers 13.0
Film Grain 13.0
Filter Gallery 13.0
Flash 3D 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Fresco 13.0
Glass 13.0
Glowing Edges 13.0
Google Earth 4 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Grain 13.0
Graphic Pen 13.0
Halftone Pattern 13.0
HDRMergeUI 13.0
IFF Format 13.0
Ink Outlines 13.0
JPEG 2000 13.0
Kurtosis 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Lens Blur 13.0
Lens Correction 13.0
Lens Flare 13.0
Liquify 13.0
Matlab Operation 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Maximum 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Mean 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Measurement Core 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Median 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Mezzotint 13.0
Minimum 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
MMXCore Routines 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Mosaic Tiles 13.0
Multiprocessor Support 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Neon Glow 13.0
Note Paper 13.0
NTSC Colors 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Ocean Ripple 13.0
Oil Paint 13.0
OpenEXR 13.0
Paint Daubs 13.0
Palette Knife 13.0
Patchwork 13.0
Paths to Illustrator 13.0
PCX 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Photocopy 13.0
Photoshop 3D Engine 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Picture Package Filter 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Pinch 13.0
Pixar 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Plaster 13.0
Plastic Wrap 13.0
PNG 13.0
Pointillize 13.0
Polar Coordinates 13.0
Portable Bit Map 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Poster Edges 13.0
Radial Blur 13.0
Radiance 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Range 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Read Watermark 4.0
Reticulation 13.0
Ripple 13.0
Rough Pastels 13.0
Save for Web 13.0
ScriptingSupport 13.0
Shear 13.0
Skewness 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Smart Blur 13.0
Smudge Stick 13.0
Solarize 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Spatter 13.0
Spherize 13.0
Sponge 13.0
Sprayed Strokes 13.0
Stained Glass 13.0
Stamp 13.0
Standard Deviation 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Sumi-e 13.0
Summation 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Targa 13.0
Texturizer 13.0
Tiles 13.0
Torn Edges 13.0
Twirl 13.0
U3D 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Underpainting 13.0
Vanishing Point 13.0
Variance 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Variations 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Water Paper 13.0
Watercolor 13.0
Wave 13.0
Wavefront|OBJ 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
WIA Support 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
Wind 13.0
Wireless Bitmap 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)
ZigZag 13.0

Optional and third party plug-ins:

Camera Raw 7.1
Plug-ins that failed to load: NONE
Flash:
Mini Bridge
Kuler
Installed TWAIN devices: NONE
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vanya b

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I had similar problem, then I have found virus "svchost.exe", which was not belonged to MS Windows. NOD32 not detected him :(

This svchost.exe was in C:\Program Files\Java <-- abnormal path for it.

I have killed and removed him manually. And Photoshop start to work normally.
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Elisei Kulikovsky

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I have this idle CPU load problem too. (Win 7 x64, PS CS6, as well as PS CS5 earlier).

As well as Vic Naum my CPU usage is 25%. I noticed this often (but not every time) happens when I use Pan Tool (Flick Panning is on). I suppose the reason is interaction between the Photoshop and Nvidia OpenGL drivers.
And foreseeing suggestion I don't want to turn off Flick Panning, I like it )
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Elisei Kulikovsky

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No, no such process is running (neither sniffer_gpu.exe). By the way when I quit PS, it releases CPU.
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Elisei Kulikovsky

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I switched Drawing Mode to Basic and see no these CPU loads. Should test it deeper.
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Chris Cox

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That's starting to sound like it might be your video card driver.

Which GPU are you using, and have you updated the driver from the GPU maker's website recently?
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Elisei Kulikovsky

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Nvidia GTX 560 Ti, yep, the drivers are latest. The story started long ago, from PS CS5.5.
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Chris Cox

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Well, without a profiler to tell us what the busy thread is doing, I'm going to have to assume it's the driver. AFAIK Photoshop doesn't have any threads tied to the GPU other than the sniffer thread (which waits for the app).

You might want to report this to NVidia, so they can investigate the particular model and drivers that are showing this problem.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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For the other folks experiencing this, does switching to "Basic" in the Advanced Settings for Graphics Processor Settings in Photoshop's Performance Preferences and restarting Photoshop reduce the CPU usage?
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Christopher Price

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Yes, switching to "Basic" for GPU settings appears to have reduced the CPU usage.
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Chris Cox

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That means that there is a bug in your video card driver that was eating CPU time. Have you checked the GPU maker's website for updates to the driver software?
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Christopher Price

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A week later, and settings have stayed on Basic and the problem is back again. I'm using the latest driver from nVidia.
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Elisei Kulikovsky

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Damn it! I've installed PS CC 2014 and now I have this 25% CPU problem again. Switching to Basic (or Normal) doesn't solve the problem.
But this 25% load only occurs when I remove focus from PS window. Very strange...

Is there any way to analyze this CPU thread?

Added:
Wow, I turned GPU acceleration off, but the idle 25% load remains!
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M B

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What helped me was disabling font previews. Better solution would have been trying to figure out if some fonts are corrupt, but I did not feel like spending time.

You can disable font previews by going to Type -> Font Preview Size -> None.
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Αιχμή του Δόρατος

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Yes, this worked. At last...
Thank you M B.