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Topha
8th February 2003, 13:31
Noticed something strange on my PC: The CPU-utilization doesnt reach 100 percent. The PC (it actually belongs to my dad) always seemed a little slow compared to similar PC's (Athlon XP 1800+, KT266A, 512 DDR), and when I looked into the task manager today, CPU usage is only between 35 and 60 percent, the rest seems to be reserved for the idle-process (if thats how you translate it), although im encoding to divx at the moment.

I do not have any programs like cpu-idle installed, so what might be causing that behaviour?

K6-III
8th February 2003, 14:40
Check for spyware with Adaware6...

Topha
8th February 2003, 15:37
Its not spyware, at least none that adaware 6 with latest reference file can detect. Did a virus scan as well, nothing. :confused:

rylan
8th February 2003, 16:19
Well cpu usage isn't going to be around 100% unless you're actually running something intensive that needs that much time. Did you check task manager while something like a game was running? Or was the system just doing backgruond stuff like web browsing etc?

Topha
8th February 2003, 16:29
"Well cpu usage isn't going to be around 100% unless you're actually running something intensive that needs that much time."

Thanks, i know that ;)

As it says in my first post, im encoding a divx movie, which is quite intensive for the cpu. After a restart it works at 100 percent again, still dont know why it didnt before though. The weird thing was, that the missing 50-30 percent werent used by another tasked, they were listed as idle.

Rob(QG)
8th February 2003, 16:32
Something other than the cpu is the bottleneck in your Divx encoding - could be hard drive or memory.

If you install a distributed computing project on their I bet it will show 0% cpu time for the idle process.

Wombat
8th February 2003, 16:43
I've occasionally seen NT OSes get confused as to how fast the processor is.

Topha
8th February 2003, 17:32
after a defrag and a restart its working, but the HD wasnt that fragmented. strange

Kooldino
10th February 2003, 07:43
So now it hits 100%?

Topha
10th February 2003, 09:28
Originally posted by Kooldino
So now it hits 100%?

yep :)