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System Idle Process CPU in 90s


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#1 farts

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 09:27 PM

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My pc has been a teeny bit slow lately. I have Microsoft Security Essentials. I try checking the windows task manager to see what was using up memory or CPU. 
I'm concerned with one of the processes I found on Windows Task Manager called "System Idle Process". What is it exactly and what does it do? Why does it use so much CPU? I haven't seen it before. I probably last checked maybe a week or two ago and it was never there until now.

 

It's image name is "System idle Process". It's User Name is SYSTEM. The CPU has a max of 98 and a minimum of 88 but lingers in the high 90's. The Memory (Private Working Set) is 24K. And the description says "Percentage of time the processor is idle".

 



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 07:53 PM

System Idle Process is CPU NOT used so the higher the better.


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Posted 24 September 2014 - 05:27 PM

Ohhh okay. Wow. Thanks!



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