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Problem With System Id;e Process

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#1 kennj


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Posted 03 January 2006 - 11:05 AM

It takes up most of my cpu power. when i go under task manager by ctrl+alt+del then processes system idle processe takes up most of my system cpu when im not running a program that is, normally around 99%. I'm wondering if there is a way to get rid of it what is it and is it safe to get rid of. Because whenever I try to get rid of it it gives me an error message and syste mmechanic 6 wont let me do it either. Help.

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#2 Winnipeg


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Posted 03 January 2006 - 12:50 PM

Hi Kenni;

The definition of System Idle Process:

This process is a single thread running on each processor, which has the sole task of accounting for processor time when the system isn't processing other threads. In Task Manager, expect this process to account for the majority of processor time.

The system idle process uses all the CPU time that is not used by anything else. CPU time is like any other time; you can't not use it. If you do nothing, you're still using time: you are using time to do nothing.

If the system idle process is using 99% of the CPU, then your CPU is busy only 1% of the time. That's good, not bad.

Hope this helps


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