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System idle process

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sqnc, Feb 19, 2007.

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  1. sqnc

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    Alright well im not sure its a problem but its bothering me so i though i would come here and check it out.

    I ALT+CTRL+DEL to bring up my processes and i noticed at the bottom of that window that SYSTEM IDLE PROCESS is taking up 80-99% so i watch it for awhile and it doesnt go down at all, the lowest i seen it was 77%.

    Now i have about 30-40 things running in the Background not a problem for my computer. I have 2 Gigs of RAM should be more then enough. but this process is really slowing me down.

    What is going on?

    -Thanks
     
  2. MFDnNC

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    Nothing - System idle is what is leftover from 100%

    i.e. if one precess is taking 5% system idle would be 95%

    idle is the keyword
     
  3. sqnc

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    Ok i understand that. But the thing that worries me if CPU usage 80-90% and i have nothing running this is on start up after MSN and others load.
     
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    Open Task Manager and look under the heading Mem usage
     
  5. sqnc

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    There is no heading Mem usage
     
  6. MFDnNC

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    in the processes tab click on the CPU heading twice to sort in order of usage, ignoring system idle what else is using the cpu

    Cpu usage is not, according to you first post, 80-90%

    You said system idle was 80-99 - that is NOT usage
     
  7. sqnc

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    will im sorry for my first post. but i took a screenshot.
    hopefully it will clear things up a bit.

    this 80-90% CPU usage is really killing me, i feel it hardcore. i just formatted and installed everything again, i had no problems before. the only thing i can think of is that i pathed my UXTHEME.DLL so i can use visual styles without having a program. If nothing concludes from this i will try to re-patch it and see how that is.

    http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/7999/cpusagebq2.jpg
     
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    in the processes tab click on the CPU heading twice to sort in order of usage, ignoring system idle what else is using the cpu

    That will tell you what is the culprit

    if you have patched a dll you are on your own.
     
  9. sqnc

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    Its system idle like i said earlier... it ranges from 75-99% cpu usage. and it is slowing me down. I have never in my life seen it say anything higher then 5% my CPU is ALWAYS lower then 10%
     
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    System Idle is NOT using resources - it is what is left over


    I said
    <<ignoring system idle, what else is using the cpu>>


    ???????
     
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    nothing at all i sort them and system idle is right there at the top, i have never seen that before....
     
  12. bonk

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    Look at mine below
     

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    System Idle should be a high number - I do not know how better to explain it - it is totally normal for system idle to be high

    system idle at 99% says the system is 99% idle
     
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    I'm done - you are not listening, you just want to fight it

    Un-subscribing this thread
     
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