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Old 12-10-2004, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All, I hope somebody can shed some light on this situation.

I have a notebook that spikes to aywhere between 15-25% usage every 2 or so seconds. I have formated thinking it was software but the problem is still there. I have run a burn in test but that cme back with no problems.

This machie is 2.4ghz, 256 mb ram and running winxp.
Any help or suggestions would be great.

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Old 12-10-2004, 05:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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CTL+ALT+DEL, you'll see a process named System Idle Process, it has something to do with windows giving the chip something to run.. it can't just sit or something.. regardless, this process is there for your benefit and I asure you your system is fine...

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Old 12-11-2004, 06:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Thanks for your insight, however when a cpu is idling there really should only be a spike of 2-4% not 15-25%.

I forgot to mention that this spike will actually cause the mouse to momentarily freeze as well as stopping any typing.
Eg. If ths is wht i was tryng to type, tis is what it ma look lik.
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