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 Dell XPS M1210 Forum Dell XPS M1210 screen turns off when charger is plugged in Forum Is the Dell XPS M1210 any good? Forum Dell XPS M1210 running like crud after OS reinstall Forum SolvedWindows 8 idle CPU usage high Forum SolvedHIgh cpu usage during idle and gaming Forum Unusually high CPU usage while idle Forum Unusually high CPU usage while idle Forum XPS M1210 T2300 CPU Upgrade Forum Laptop CPU @ 100% and RAM @ high usage on idle Forum Help with High CPU usage @ idle Forum CPU & RAM Usage high when idle? Forum CPU usage of 25% too high for idle? Forum High CPU usage, System Idle Process @ 99 again Forum Very high CPU usage, causing very high laptop CPU temps (90c idle) Forum High CPU and RAM usage at idle Forum System idle process HIGH cpu usage Forum High Cpu usage in idle state Forum High CPU usage, System Idle Process @ 99 ....???? Forum CPU usage high even when idle Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !