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System idle process

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by sundance2008, Apr 2, 2011.

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  1. sundance2008

    sundance2008 Thread Starter

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    My system all of a sudden got slower than honey in Dec. to put it nice. When I go to task manage I see "system idle process" usage at 60 - 100%. Looked system idle process up and this is the explanation I got:

    When opening Windows Task Manager you may notice that the "System Idle Process" is high and be concerned about something using your system resources. When a computer or a processor within the computer is idle it will have a high System Idle process in the CPU column, often in the 50's to 90's. This is completely normal for a computer as it waits for something to do.

    But this has been going on forever I would guess, why is it slowing my system down now and it never did before? it's so slow Xmarks normal take 15 to 30 sec. to sync. I stopped it at 2 min. As I am typing this ...I type 5 to 10 letters and everything freezes for 5 sec. then it fills in and freezes, then 5 sec. later I can type some more.

    Something else is going on. Any ideas on this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Infection? What uses all the CPU in Task Manager? What are the highest users in the CPU Time column?

    The idle process tells you how much CPU is available to you.
     
  3. sundance2008

    sundance2008 Thread Starter

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    The only thing that shows high usage is "System Idle Processes".
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Then you have a lot of CPU unused. So that would indicate that there is no problem.

    If things seem to have slowed down and you don't know why, you are probably infected. Especially if there have been no other system changes.
     
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