System Idle Process using all CPU? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-22-2006, 04:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 384
Default System Idle Process using all CPU?

My System Idle Process seems to always have a high number in the CPU column. Is this bad?

I've done a bit of searching and downloaded the Processes Explorer and it said that the Hardware Interrupt was causing it... I took a screenie.

What do you think? Is this a problem? How can it be fixed?
Attached Images
File Type: gif interrupt.gif (31.9 KB, 25 views)

Mr. tech is offline  
Old 11-22-2006, 05:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
baronvongogo's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: United Kingdom, Warrington
Posts: 2,756

system Idle process is meant to be high, its when your system is well idle its not doing anything if you run another app u`ll see that cpu idle process usage go down and applied to that app.

baronvongogo is offline  
Old 11-22-2006, 09:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

Trotter's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,593

Think it through... system IDLE... as in not doing anything.

System Idle is the percent of your system's capability that is basically just sitting there twiddling its thumbs.
Cougar MX330-G / Antec EA650 650W / Zotac GTX 1660 AMP
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 / MSI B350 Gaming Plus / Samsung 970 EVO 250GB M.2 SSD
WD Blue SSD 250GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB / 2x16GB Corsair Vengence RGB
Win10 Pro x64 / Razer DeathAdder Elite / Tecware 87 Key Mechanical

R.I.P. Father Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Old 11-22-2006, 09:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 16

thats right! System Idle is the difference from the computer full load 100 to the using resources
so for example if you are running a program that is using 20% of systems resources then the IDLE PROCESS is at 80% -> this means that 80% of cpu load is free!!!
Romani48 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.