What should ideal CPU usage be?

  catcha125 19:51 20 Jun 2005

My computer is slow and sluggish sometimes, programmes do not respond and sometimes you can see bits of windows under other windows. The cpu usage is always high, sometimes 100% and when I look at task manager it is system idle that is using it all.Does anyone know what the ideal cpu usage should be?

  bremner 20:09 20 Jun 2005

System Idle is the percentage NOT being used so the higher that is the better.

There is no optimal figure - the more programs that are open the higher the usuage may be.

If you are concerned then check what is running at start up and ensure only what is essential is ticked.

At Run type msconfig. Then click the start Up tab. Evertyhing with a tick is running after boot.

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