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Windows 7: New increased background CPU activity


23 Oct 2010   #21

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

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thats why i suggested looking with the process monitor because it will show every process what you are using, in your screen shot is a summary, the system idle process does not use power it is telling you how much is available what is free not being used. here are some of my processors
Holy Balls, all those Chrome processes can't be good.
well there is a reason for that chrome uses individual processors so if there is a crash the culprit processor crashes only. so not crashing the whole browser instead.
It's an operating system. I say this because Chrome has a feature that's extremely desirable for a cloud computing user environment: multiprocessing, which is designed to shut off troublesome browser bugs without shutting down the browser itself.

Multiprocessing or multitasking explains how modern computer operating systems -- especially Linux -- handle so much data without constantly crashing. Tasks are handled simultaneously, parsed into chunks that can be crunched in parallel. And when data can't be crunched? Quit the process instead of the OS. On a Mac, this is called "Force Quit." (Not sure what to call the Windows equivalent.)

Here's my point: Cloud computing depends on transforming the Web into a giant operating system that possesses the security and stability we demand from Windows, the Mac, Linux, and so on. No one expects this will happen soon; it's a process of gradual improvement. Chrome, with multiprocessing, appears to be a gradual improvement.



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23 Oct 2010   #22

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
ha ha thats good (the system idle process does not use anything like memory etc its there to tell you what you have in reserve of cpu in one term look at the Microsoft link i gave in a earlier post)
Hi Brian, the link I gave is a bit tongue in cheek . The article author's final comment sums it up:

"In other words, if the idle task is "chewing up 95 percent of the processor's cycles", that's normal: it simply means your CPU isn't working very hard on anything at the moment."

James
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23 Oct 2010   #23

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
ha ha thats good (the system idle process does not use anything like memory etc its there to tell you what you have in reserve of cpu in one term look at the Microsoft link i gave in a earlier post)
Hi Brian, the link I gave is a bit tongue in cheek . The article author's final comment sums it up:

"In other words, if the idle task is "chewing up 95 percent of the processor's cycles", that's normal: it simply means your CPU isn't working very hard on anything at the moment."

James
i no mate thats one of the reasons why Philip started the thread its nothing of concern i have advised this.
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23 Oct 2010   #24

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i have processors using lots of cpu the main ones are security software, video, music, etc and most of inportance that should be checked is for a virus looking at the processor and establishing whether or not it should be there.
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24 Jun 2012   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi guys - realise this was originated some time ago, but I seem to have struck the same problem as the original poster [Philip] - have taken a screen grab of the activity in Resource Monitor and as you'll see, CPU activity [on the face of it] seems to be fairly low, but there seems to be a blue line indicating more-or-less constant activity around the 80-90% level.

Presumably this could that something is taking up a lot of capacity in the background, but I'm not a very 'techie' person [not at all, in fact :>], so if anyone could identify the culprit from this [below] would be much appreciated...
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24 Jun 2012   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

attachment this time!

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24 Jun 2012   #27

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ashfeld View Post
Hi guys - realise this was originated some time ago, but I seem to have struck the same problem as the original poster [Philip] - have taken a screen grab of the activity in Resource Monitor and as you'll see, CPU activity [on the face of it] seems to be fairly low, but there seems to be a blue line indicating more-or-less constant activity around the 80-90% level.

Presumably this could that something is taking up a lot of capacity in the background, but I'm not a very 'techie' person [not at all, in fact :>], so if anyone could identify the culprit from this [below] would be much appreciated...
The Blue line is not activity but is a power saving feature built into the processor. The blue line represents the processor down clocking itself to save power when there is little to no work for it. You can configure this feature in Power Management > Change Plan settings > Change advance power settings > Processor power management.
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25 Jun 2012   #28

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

HI, thanks for this LogicE; however the machine stills seems to have something constantly running in the background [& the pc is still running at least 60% slower than normal] are there any other obvious/likely culprits?

Thanks
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26 Jun 2012   #29

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Ashfeld if you are having a computer problem I would suggest starting a new trend. Reason, tagging on the tail end of a very old trend will get lost.
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