Idle CPU Usage Tags: CPUs Desktops Last response: January 3, 2013 7:20 PM in CPUs Share mrkilo January 3, 2013 5:22:23 PM What is the proper way to check your "idle" CPU usage? I use Task Manager in Win7 and go to the Performance tab. My desktop idle usage is at 12%. I am running an i7-3770k @ 3.9GHz quadcore 16gb of RAM and windows on 120GB SSD. Is 12% high or average ? What is everyones desktop CPU usage and how did you get it to those numbers? Thank you. More about : idle cpu usage popatim a c 134 à CPUs January 3, 2013 6:46:30 PM it depends on what all you have running but i would say 12% with a browser open is decent. mcnumpty23 a b à CPUs January 3, 2013 7:07:35 PM mines at 7% most of that is corsair link software and my cctv software they use 5% between them if the cctv softwares not detecting any movement Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nukemaster a c 111 à CPUs January 3, 2013 7:20:45 PM This depends fully on what the computer is doing. Even what website makes a difference. For instance(i5 750), on this forum(this exact page with HWmon + winamp playing). 2-4% on the main Toms page 9-12% Also note that with add block, the load may be lighter as well. Unless you run into issues, I would not worry about it. Even video card clocks change on different websites since the web browser can use the video card for acceleration. Google. http://imageshack.us/a/img638/4331/googlegpu.jpg Tom's I have no clue WHY it stays that high, but with that card, it did. Newer cards do not seem to get stuck or even have to clock up like that http://imageshack.us/a/img209/4765/tomshardwaregpu.jpg Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources System idle process HIGH cpu usage Forum Constant 30% CPU usage in windows 7 when idle Forum High Cpu usage in idle state Forum 20 Percent CPU Usage Showing At Idle ...Why? Forum Very high CPU usage , causing very high laptop CPU temps (90c idle ) Forum CPU usage high even when idle Forum CPU usage is 60-70% while it is idle Forum System Idle and CPU usage % Forum High CPU usage , System Idle Process @ 99 ....???? Forum I7 950 and high idle cpu usage Forum High Idle CPU Usage Forum Cpu usage 100% memory% idle windows 7 Forum cpu usage 65% idle Forum high cpu usage on idle Forum Idle process 99% but CPU usage 50 % huh?? Forum CPU at 50% usage while idle Forum Gtx 660 97%+ GPU usage while idle (PhysX) Forum CPU usage at 100% idle ? Forum Where can I find a good mechanical keyboard? Forum High CPU usage, System Idle Process @ 99 ....???? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !