If you are seeing CPU usage and temp spikes just from having the Epic Games Store app open, update to the latest version.
Following reports that the Epic Games Store launcher was eating up CPU assets and, thus, raising framework temperatures on certain PCs, Epic has given a fix. Nonetheless, it is “not a full arrangement,” so you may at present observe raised CPU use and temps when the launcher is inactive.
The issue picked up footing in a Reddit post by client Neoncarbon, who asserted that incapacitating the launcher had an emotional effect on his AMD Ryzen 7 5800X CPU temps—the client guaranteed it dropped from 50C to 37C. Others in the string made comparable cases.
“Taken a gander at mine, 5900X – 64C while simply perusing YouTube…closed Epic Games launcher, drops 20 degrees,” another client composed.
The people at HotHardware had the option to “check this irregular action” on one of their AMD Ryzen testbeds running a fluid cooled Ryzen 9 5950X CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 illustrations card. In one of the pictures they posted with the launcher not running, the Windows Task Manager shows CPU utilization at 1 percent, while the Ryzen Master utility demonstrates the CPU temp is at 34.28C.