High CPU usage on Dell XPS M1210 when idle. Tags: Dell Studio Xps CPUs Laptops Last response: November 5, 2006 9:51 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share austintham November 3, 2006 1:52:58 PM This Laptop is about 3 months old. This high usage is causing low battery life that is a problem during school days. May I know what is causing this high CPU usage? Specs: T2300 Centrino Duo 1 GB RAM 80 GB hard drive nVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 Thanks! More about : high cpu usage dell xps m1210 idle XOTICPC November 3, 2006 2:14:16 PM Have you tried running MSCONFIG to see what services start with your machine? (If you havent run this before, go to Start -> Run-> then type MSCONFIG) Another thing you can do is do a CTRL + ALT + DEL. Then go to your processes tab and see what processes are using your CPU the most. austintham November 3, 2006 2:25:32 PM Well, I have done both steps above to disable as much crap dell installed in my laptop. For the task manager, system idle process uses the most CPU. Any ideas, guys? THX Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer qw3r7yju4n November 5, 2006 9:51:24 PM whats the next service under System Idle that is using the cpu.... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumVery high CPU usage , causing very high laptop CPU temps (90c idle ) ForumHigh -End Portability: Eurocom and M-Tech D900C Laptops ForumDell XPST500 100% CPU usage with XP pro? Forum20 Percent CPU Usage Showing At Idle ...Why? ForumWireless Network Icon Very Slow to Load in System Tray in Windows XP ForumCan I upgrade a Dell XPS 8000 ForumLaptop CPU Overheating Issues - Dell XPS 15 L502x ForumDell XPS M1730 being replaced with a Alienware M17x ForumXPS 15 L501X CPU /GPU Temperature Forum"My" DELL XPS M1730 review ForumSuggestions on fixing noisy Dell XPS desktop ForumTransplanting XPS 8300 Motherboard ForumTransplanting XPS 8300 Motherboard ForumDELL XPS L702X running slow on games. ForumDell XPS 410 upgrade cpu vs gpu (for Shogun 2) ForumBack light or Inverter? ForumDell's Soundblaster audigy choice ForumGaming laptop Dell or Alienware? ForumReplacing Dell latitude drive ForumDell Inspiron 8200- memory inquiry & compatabilities More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !