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High CPU usage, Low GPU and Low FPS in games

Here is my build:
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/batsilver0012/saved/W26J7P
i5-6500 @3.2
MSI GTX 970

I am experiencing maximum CPU usage and only about 40% GPU usage while playing The Division and a few other games. I have played the Division with no problems over the past year but now my FPS ranges about 20-30 instead of my usual 60fps. My cpu temps are way higher than normal. Could there be something wrong with my chip or is it more likely I have a virus or background program hogging my CPU?
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  1. Best answer
    first step would be to check for viruses and malware

    in most cases, sudden poor performance of a PC is caused by some infection
  2. I finally found a program called Intel Heat Monitor that was being very overzealous and taking up 50% of my CPU usage
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