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The culprit here is the kernel task (by the way, you can sort by CPU usage by clicking the title of the column - might be more helpful). This can be caused by a variety of things - everything from browser plugins to peripherals can cause this. Unplug all your peripherals and reboot. If that works, go about your day without any plugged in. If the problem doesn't come back, you can assume it's a peripheral. If it does, note what happens right before it occurs again (what software you had open and what you recently opened).

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