System Idle Process for WinXP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by A_Mersser, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. A_Mersser

    A_Mersser Guest

    should it be at 90-99!!!???
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Yes, the System Idle Process runs only when no other processes are using the CPU. When the CPU is idle, the System Idle Process sends special halt (HLT) instructions that temporarily suspend the CPU (which effectively saves power and keeps the CPU cool)

    It's normal ... don't worry about it :)
     
  3. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    Ya gotta remember though alot of the time the HLT feature doesn't work correctly. Hence why programs like Rainfall, CPUidle etc came around which are much more efficient at setting the mobo's Disconnect bit