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#1 vecc22

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:07 AM

Hello,

I'm running Vista (business) on a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ190 (using Sophos as antivirus). Using Process Explorer I see that the system Idle Process is consistently taking up 90(ish) % CPU usage.

Looking at the threads posting I see two coming from the same Start Address:
ntkmlpa.exe!KiDispatchInterrupt+0x5a4

How do I calm down the CPU and/or kill the treads??

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 10:55 AM

Do you have the nVidia graphics processor?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/199233/system-idle-process-ntkmplaexe-using-up-90-cpu-usage/
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:41 AM

Hi vecc22,

Please note that the system idle process should be around 97 or 98%, therefore if you're seeing a high percentage in the system idle process, your computer is running correctly. Is the computer showing signs of running incorrectly?

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