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Bob Smith
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:05 am    Post subject: System Idle Process uses 99% CPU............Do I need it?
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Hello, when I open Task manager, I see System Idle Process using 99%
usage of my CPU. Questions: What the heck IS System Idle Process? Do I
need it? If no, how do I kill it? TIA!
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Bob Smith
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: System Idle Process uses 99% CPU............Do I need it? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Tue, 24 Aug 2010 07:05:49 -0500, Bob Smith wrote:

>Hello, when I open Task manager, I see System Idle Process using 99%
>usage of my CPU. Questions: What the heck IS System Idle Process? Do I
>need it? If no, how do I kill it? TIA!

I forgot to post my core.


Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3200+
Motherboard Name Asus A7N8X (5 PCI, 1 AGP Pro, 3 DDR DIMM,
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System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: System Idle Process uses 99% CPU............Do I need it? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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You really need to learn how to Google.
Kill it and see what happens, HoopleHead.
"Bob Smith" wrote in message

> Hello, when I open Task manager, I see System Idle Process using 99%
> usage of my CPU. Questions: What the heck IS System Idle Process? Do I
> need it? If no, how do I kill it? TIA!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:48 pm    Post subject: Re: System Idle Process uses 99% CPU............Do I need it? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Were you born yesterday, HoopleHead?

"Bob Smith" wrote in message

> On Tue, 24 Aug 2010 07:05:49 -0500, Bob Smith wrote:
>
>>Hello, when I open Task manager, I see System Idle Process using 99%
>>usage of my CPU. Questions: What the heck IS System Idle Process? Do I
>>need it? If no, how do I kill it? TIA!
>
> I forgot to post my core.
>
>
> Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
> OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
> CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3200+
> Motherboard Name Asus A7N8X (5 PCI, 1 AGP Pro, 3 DDR DIMM,
> Audio, LAN)
>
> System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
> Corsair XMS CMX512-3200LL 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (2.0-3-2-6 @
> 200 MHz) Times 2
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123Jim
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: System Idle Process uses 99% CPU............Do I need it? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Bob Smith" wrote in message

> Hello, when I open Task manager, I see System Idle Process using 99%
> usage of my CPU. Questions: What the heck IS System Idle Process? Do I
> need it? If no, how do I kill it? TIA!

[System Idle Process] is merely acting as a sort of placeholder during "free
time"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Idle_Process

I understand it as marking how much processor capacity is available .. or
how much processor capacity is un-used.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: System Idle Process uses 99% CPU............Do I need it? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Bob Smith wrote:
> Hello, when I open Task manager, I see System Idle Process using 99%
> usage of my CPU. Questions: What the heck IS System Idle Process? Do I
> need it? If no, how do I kill it? TIA!

It's the time spent doing nothing. If you want to lower it, get a less
powerful CPU.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject: Re: System Idle Process uses 99% CPU............Do I need it? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Bob Smith wrote:

> Hello, when I open Task manager, I see System Idle Process using 99%
> usage of my CPU. Questions: What the heck IS System Idle Process? Do I
> need it? If no, how do I kill it? TIA!

Already answered by your own post. "System /IDLE/ Process". That is
how much your system is *idle*. If I were to say that you spent a total
of 1% of your time on all your chores and 99% of your time being idle
then you aren't doing much work. The total of all processes is to add
up to 100%, so something has to hold the remainder. It's a placeholder
"process".
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