System Idle Process



DavidN
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
What is "System Idle Process"? It runs for hours on my computer and grabs
nearly all CPU processing capacity - so slowing everything down. Can it be
given lower priority or (temporarily) disabled?

mrtee
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Idle - not doing anything, a car idles, xp idles. It is the amount of that
XP has been turned on and the processing power not being used. Look
elsewhere for the problem.

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"DavidN" <holeydollar@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:578B909C-D531-4B55-BF48-9B23E680D86F@microsoft.com...
> What is "System Idle Process"? It runs for hours on my computer and grabs
> nearly all CPU processing capacity - so slowing everything down. Can it
> be
> given lower priority or (temporarily) disabled?

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
DavidN <holeydollar@hotmail.com> wrote:

>What is "System Idle Process"? It runs for hours on my computer and grabs
>nearly all CPU processing capacity - so slowing everything down. Can it be
>given lower priority or (temporarily) disabled?

"System Idle Process" is just a filler entry to account for the unused
portion of the CPU's available time.

In other words it is just what it says it is - the percentage of the
time that the system is just sitting there idle doing absolutely
nothing.

Your performance issues are being caused by something else.

Good luck


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Jupiter Jones [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
David;
System Idle Process is exactly what it sounds like.
It is the % of processing power you have waiting for something to do,doing
nothing.

If you are having problems, this is not the cause.
Follow this link:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm

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"DavidN" <holeydollar@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> What is "System Idle Process"? It runs for hours on my computer and grabs
> nearly all CPU processing capacity - so slowing everything down. Can it
> be
> given lower priority or (temporarily) disabled?

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
DavidN wrote:
> What is "System Idle Process"? It runs for hours on my computer and grabs
> nearly all CPU processing capacity - so slowing everything down. Can it be
> given lower priority or (temporarily) disabled?


Break out a dictionary and look up the word "idle," sometime. ;-}
The "System Idle Process" metric is the amount/percentage of time that
your CPU has nothing to do. A reading of 98-99% is generally
considered a good thing, and readings above 90% are normal. Think of
it like a car's engine idling in your driveway before you place the
car in gear.

If your computer is slow, it's because of something else, not the
System Idle Process.

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System Idle Process