cpu usage

Hi,
ive noticed when i have pretty much nothing going my cpu usage is around 70-80% , when i open winamp and play a mp3 it drops to 17%. im using Mpower to show me my cpu usage which can be found @ mindbeat.com. the cpu is a 1100mhz tbird and its on a asus a7v133.
im wondering why its like that?

thanks
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  1. my old k6-2 350 did that
    but it was some app in the background running
    and it didnt show up when i went

    Control alt Delete
    it was some app some website installed..

    --call it what you wish, with this machine I can make mercury flow in 3 directions at once--
  2. its some app
    or windows is messed

    format?

    --call it what you wish, with this machine I can make mercury flow in 3 directions at once--
  3. Maybe <A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q227/1/31.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=1&qry=system monitor kernel processor usage&rnk=2&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=W98SE" target="_new">this known problem</A> also applies to that program, or any processor usage program monitor(?)

    That's interesting...

    <i>OC...unless your computer's cheezy (is that a good rhyme?)</i> :eek:
  4. Well I don't know the answer but for your interest

    Currently online and system resourses at 84% free.

    PII 300

    <b>
    Heatsinks, fans & whisky...Everythings Cool! :wink:
    </b>
  5. It's not system resources that was his concern, it was his Kernel Processor Usage. (Go to Start Menu > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Monitor) There should be a graph "Kernel: Processor Usage". For d00d, he's using another program, and it's still saying that his usage is high even though he's barely doing anything.

    <i>OC...unless your computer's cheezy (is that a good rhyme?)</i> :eek:
  6. Thanks for the help guys.
    i tried system monitor and it showed me the same as what mpower was showing me and it also showed the cpu usage drop when i played a mp3.
    its not a big deal , the system is stable and i only use it for playing games i was just wondering about that.
    thanks again
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