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CPU Problem All Because Of System Idle Process

I've noticed that the 'System Idle Process'
uses quite a lot of CPU. My CPU usage in continuesly idling at 2%
Now please don't say :
"something else is causing your CPU to stay at 2%"
Everybody, I know I Can Search it up on the internet, but is there a way I can make
'system idle process' use even less CPU?

Also, CPU 0 is always less busy that CPU 2
Why's that?

Finally, I am asking this Question because my school desktop computers' use barely a percent of the CPU.

I am running a 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate with 3691 megabytes of memory
and my processor is:
AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.70G Hz

Last of all, I thank you in advance.
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  1. Total CPU usage sums to 100%, System Idle Process is just written in to make it work. It's not a problem, and on most systems would use upwards of 90%. Higher is actually better, because it means you've got more spare.

    CPU0 vs 2 is just a case of scheduling, for some reason windows put stuff on the third core.
  2. System idle process is the percentage of the CPU that is not doing anything. If system idle process is using 98% of your CPU, that means you're actually only utilizing 2% of it. You'll notice if you start up a game or something, system idle will go down and the game will go up. Nothing to worry about.
  3. Huh? The system idle process runs when absolutely nothing else is running (when your CPU is not processing any other thread, this is the one is runs. But only if literally nothing else needs running).
    I don't really get why you care that the system idle process is running most of the time, but if you really really want it's usage to go down, run a program.
  4. The System Idle Process is a check of how much of your CPU is NOT in USE! That is why it is labeled "Idle Process" because it is a measure if how much of the CPU is NOT in use it is that simple. If that process was close to zero it would mean that you CPU is taxed to the limit. Not sure what you really want.
  5. Deuce65 said:
    Huh? The system idle process runs when absolutely nothing else is running (when your CPU is not processing any other thread, this is the one is runs. But only if literally nothing else needs running).
    I don't really get why you care that the system idle process is running most of the time, but if you really really want it's usage to go down, run a program.


    Don't be ridiculous Deuce65! The system idle process runs all the time 24/7.
    And if I run a program, the CPU usage to go up.
  6. Someone Somewhere said:
    Total CPU usage sums to 100%, System Idle Process is just written in to make it work. It's not a problem, and on most systems would use upwards of 90%. Higher is actually better, because it means you've got more spare.

    CPU0 vs 2 is just a case of scheduling, for some reason windows put stuff on the third core.


    Someone Somewhere, this process occasionally goes down to 60%
  7. Best answer
    Exactly. That means 40% of your CPU is being used. Seriously, it's fine.
  8. When nothing else is running being on a microsecond-to-microsecond type of scale.

    This is all expected behaviour.
  9. ewok93 said:
    Exactly. That means 40% of your CPU is being used. Seriously, it's fine.


    Are you sure its fine? Oh well, if you're a CPU Authority, you must be right
  10. Hey, I'm wrong sometimes, but yeah, I'm 100% sure it's fine, and as you'll notice, so is everybody else.
  11. Please help for me too....
    I have 4.00GB RAM 1333MHz and INTEL 2.80Ghz E5500 and AMD HD 6450 1GB... Windows 7 Ultimate-32bit
    The same problem I have since 2 weeks and I am not able to play any game or softwares(huge).
    Everything just crashes or closes it self and it makes me frustrate
    Does installing a 64-bit Windows can fix it?
    Thanks in advance.I will be waiting for your answer :)
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