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System Idle Process

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by NOMIS, 3 Aug 2005.

  1. NOMIS

    NOMIS New Member

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    Anyone knoww what it is in my windows task manager and why it is using up ~90 of the CPU bit??
     
  2. Go4t

    Go4t i

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    err idle... as in how much cpu isnt being used....
     
  3. Altron

    Altron Well-Known Member

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    It's not supposed to do that. It's generally bad when it happens. Hit system idle process then hit end process.
     
  4. Highland3r

    Highland3r New Member

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    System idle process should sit at ~100% load when the pc is idle. Its fine.
     
  5. Zephyr

    Zephyr Go V-Boy, Go!

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    *Cue Kameleon's sig*

    The System Idle Process is the measure of how much percentage of your CPU is idle. Good call :)
     
  6. NOMIS

    NOMIS New Member

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    ohk i was just wonderin coz my comp seems to be runnin really slow lately
     
  7. Highland3r

    Highland3r New Member

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    Scan for spyware, check msconfig for crap loading at boot, defrag the hdd.
     
  8. Mace

    Mace Ohh, it stings.

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    1. Defrag
    2. Run a good av (I recommend AVG (Free))
    3. Run good anti spy/adware programs (I recommend Spybot S&D, Webroot spysweeper and adaware < those three together wipe out pretty much anything bad you can think of)
    4. Check the process manager for processes you don't want/need running (******** like Steam, QTTask(quicktime, not even needed) and whatnot generally tend to rape your system's full performance figure)
    5. Go to start> Run, then type in MSconfig and hit enter... this'll bring you to a system/boot config menu, go to the "Startup" tab, and disable unnecessary things in there such as the quicktime task (qttask..), and itunes helper and such.
     
  9. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    Thanks, you just gave me a really good laugh :clap: :clap:

    And Zepher is correct, it's supposed to do that ;)
     
  10. NOMIS

    NOMIS New Member

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    Hey cheers I'll do all that. Have you got a link for the AVG anti virus? I've got spybot I'll do that now :)
     
  11. InSanCen

    InSanCen Buckling Spring Fetishist

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    HeeHee... I wonder how many n00bs killed it off... Made a good start to my day
     
  12. NOMIS

    NOMIS New Member

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    Also, is there a website that explains all the processes so I can see if they are good or bad? LIke there are some with just random names and I dunno what they are.

    Thanks for your help :D
     
  13. Zephyr

    Zephyr Go V-Boy, Go!

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    In fact there is, wonderful thing tbh. Been growing a lot in the last few years. Ready for it?


    www.google.com!!!11!1oneoneeleven

    And let the cheers from the crowd echo throughout the forums!

    :rolleyes:
     
  14. NOMIS

    NOMIS New Member

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    Haha :D
     
  15. TMM

    TMM Modder

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    just put in the name of the exe into google, 99% of the time the first few results are sites that have information on it, i.e. if it is harmful etc
     
  16. Mary Jo

    Mary Jo oh lolz

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    [​IMG]

    :(
     
  17. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    man, i can't believe people were so helpful in this thread.... or was it cos the pwnage was too easy :)
     
  18. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    Id have to say "too easy not to" :D
     

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