Re: CPU usage at 70%



TZar
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Ken,
I have the same issue as Catcher (please see my earlier post for more
details). You are correct, the numbers contradict one another. While most
of Task Manager shows high CPU utilization (70% or more), and the system is
slow (behaving like it's 70% utilized), the detailed processes in Task
Manager show that the CPU is predominantly idle (90% idle). Any thoughts?

"Ken Blake" wrote:

> In news:dK2Yd.13016$ZO2.7652@edtnps84,
> The Catcher <nospam@myisp.com> typed:
>
> > According to the Windows Task Manager / Preformance metre, the
> > cpu is
> > always running at 70-75%. the Processes list shows nothing,
> > system
> > idle process is 90-97%.
>
>
> These numbers seem to contradict each other. System idle process
> is the name for what the computer is doing when it isn't doing
> anything. If it's 90-97%, that leaves only 3-10% for what it's
> doing, not 70-75%.
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>
> > The pc is perdy much unuseable.
> >
> > Just installed SP2 and all updates.
> > Just installed the new drivers for ATI Video.
> >
> > any ideas?
>
>
>


Re: CPU usage at 70%