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Old 11-22-2006, 05:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 11-22-2006, 06:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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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!!!
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