Sytem idle process

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by littleshinobi520, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. littleshinobi520

    littleshinobi520 Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    United States
    here is my problem lately i have noticed that my laptop with vista has been very slow and it gets realy hot fast. when ever it gets hot like that i go to task manager to see whats using up all of my cpu. i have noticed that system idle process is using up almost all of it and i cant end it.

    so i did some research and found out that i might need to reformat my pc, wipe my hard drive and install windows xp. however i am afraid to do it because im a noob and dont want to ruin my laptop.

    also i have always wanted to try windows 7 so if im going to get rid of everything should i download the rc

    so what should i do are there any other solutions or should i wait until i can buy windows 7 to do all of this
  2. Carnivean

    Carnivean STARMAN

    Jul 11, 2006
    The system idle process is just a dummy process to make everything add up to 100%, you ideally want it to be at 99% when you aren't doing anything. The lower it is the more your CPU is actually being used.
  3. computerboy

    computerboy GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 20, 2008
    If you do format go for Windows 7. IMO it's much better than Vista and XP put together.

    BTW get build 7201 (which is the latest). On Windows website they only have build 7100. I can't help you get it though
  4. The Guardian

    The Guardian Banned

    Jun 2, 2009
    yeah its a good process like carnivean said. Just check out this very useful link: System Idle Process