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okbreeze

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    very low System Idle Process mem usage
    « on: June 25, 2008, 01:42:06 AM »
    I have a Compaq with Intel Celeron processor, 564MHz, 320MB of RAM, XP Pro, Serv. Pack 2. My System Idle Process mem usage stays at 16k. BitDefender, WinPatrol, and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware all scan clean.
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    Re: very low System Idle Process mem usage
    « Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008, 01:44:45 AM »
    I'm currently at 28k and my other computer is also at 16k.

    Perfectly normal.

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      Re: very low System Idle Process mem usage
      « Reply #2 on: June 25, 2008, 02:19:45 AM »
      Oh! Thank you. I see all these ppl complaining their idel process runs in the 90%'s, and are told that's good. Then, I guess I'm finally in pretty good shape.  ;D
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      Re: very low System Idle Process mem usage
      « Reply #3 on: June 25, 2008, 02:23:59 AM »
      Yeah.

      For example, my System Idle Process is currently at 91% which pretty much means that the computer is only using 9% of the processor's full potential.

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        Re: very low System Idle Process mem usage
        « Reply #4 on: June 25, 2008, 02:30:47 AM »
        Well, I see a lot of spiking in the BitDefender net zone window, so I thought I might have a leak. I am learning, but FAR to go. ::)
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        Re: very low System Idle Process mem usage
        « Reply #5 on: June 25, 2008, 02:32:25 AM »
        Side note: if another process is taking up, say, 15% of your CPU Usage, it means it's taking up 15%, not 85%.  ;)

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          Re: very low System Idle Process mem usage
          « Reply #6 on: June 25, 2008, 02:50:28 AM »
          How bout over 61,000K for firefox, over 30,000K for  Explorer EXE? My CPU usually runs in the high 90%. Right now, it's running lower than usual. It spikes a lot; just now hit 100%
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          Re: very low System Idle Process mem usage
          « Reply #7 on: June 25, 2008, 03:00:45 AM »
          My current firefox session is 86,000k which isn't good at all, but it still works fine.
          Explorer.exe is at 28,000k.

          The CPU Usage % is determined by what you are doing on the computer. For example, an antivirus scan may bring your usage up 70-100%. Even streaming videos on YouTube can make it hover around 40%.
          Whether this is good or not is determined on your Processor and how much RAM you have.

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          564MHz, 320MB of RAM, XP Pro, Serv. Pack 2.
          XP really needs at least 512mb to run flawlessly but it is recommended you have at least 1GB of RAM so you can use numerous programs and application (like Firefox is taking up 80MB of RAM for me).
          AS for the processor, there isn't really much we can do here if it's a Laptop but if it's a desktop computer, it can be changed.
          However, I personally would go for a new computer. (not trying to force it on you or anything  ;))

          I myself have an old laptop sitting next to me with the same specs as your computer and XP on it.

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            Re: very low System Idle Process mem usage
            « Reply #8 on: June 25, 2008, 03:08:19 AM »
            *Sigh*I would LOVE to have a new computer! This is a desk top. I had more RAM installed a few years ago, and maybe assuming wrongly that when I right click on My Computer and bring up details, it reflects that change in RAM?
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            Re: very low System Idle Process mem usage
            « Reply #9 on: June 25, 2008, 03:12:08 AM »
            You can also find it if you go to RUN and type dxdiag and press Enter.

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              Re: very low System Idle Process mem usage
              « Reply #10 on: June 25, 2008, 03:25:32 AM »
              That was cool. Don't know how you guys remember all this stuff. I have 318RAM  :-\
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