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Old 10-12-2006, 02:37 AM
Amanda L. Brennan
 
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Default System Idle process

how come system idle process is taking up ~90% of my "cpu" bar in my task manager? how do i make it stop? it's making my computer overheat and shut off by itself a lot. D:
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:15 AM
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how come system idle process is taking up ~90% of my "cpu" bar in my task manager? how do i make it stop? it's making my computer overheat and shut off by itself a lot. D:
The System Idle Process wouldn't be what's causing the machine to overheat and shutdown. It literally represents the machine's idle time. It's normal for the machine to be over 90% idle when looking at the task manager. It is all the time not accounted for by an actual process that is running.

The Performance tab in Task Manager should show the actual CPU usage, which should be a much lower figure.
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