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System Idle Process - What is it?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by SpyKiller112, Jun 26, 2006.

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  1. SpyKiller112

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    I was looking in my task manager and I have 40 processes running. Out of those 40, the process with the highest use of CPU is the 'System Idle Process' which hovers around the 95-100 range. What is it, and do I need it running?

    I searched google for my answer but 1) I didnt understand some of the articles explaining what it was, or 2) it didnt even really explain it.
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    It is just what it says and it is supposed to run high. It is alright just watch for the other processes if they run high call for help.
     
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    From Answers.com

    System Idle Process

    An option in the Windows XP Task Manager that indicates what percentage of time the CPU is currently doing nothing but waiting for work. If no applications are running that the user is aware of (although there may always be some tasks running in the background), the percentage can be in the high 90s.
     
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    Would it be bad if I disabled it?
     
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    If you system is working do not try to fix it. This system Idle is a gauge of how good your system is working and getting rid of it will definitely cause an imbalance.
     
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