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System Idle Process

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Last response: in CPUs
February 21, 2013 7:58:38 AM

Hi folks i think i have a problem here, i understand that System Idle Process is good to see high because it's telling us how much of the computer we aren't using right, but for me, every 5 mins or so, my fan kicks in really hard on my lap top, sure sounds like its working overtime, so when i check Task Manager i see System Idle Process high like 90's that's in the Processes tab, but in my Performance Tab its telling me my CPU usage is at 100%, so this is all happening at once and every 5 mins,

System Idle Process (according to the Processes tab in Task Manager) = very high
CPU usage (according to the Performance tab in Task Manager) = very high
Fan on lap top = very high and loud (cant sleep >.<)

any ideas as to whats going on? seems like the system is contradicting itself, Thanks for reading!

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February 21, 2013 1:32:22 PM

Overheating in all likelyhood.
February 21, 2013 4:18:29 PM

i see thanks so a spray of some of that compresed air should do er? also is there a way to turn the fan off in your lap top using device manager? i know its evil but heh thanks again!