What is system idle process?

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  1. fog99

    fog99 New Member

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    and how do i cancel it? and how do i get into safe mode on a new computer (havent used the mode in ages)
     
  2. P07r0457

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    :rofl:

    why do you want to be in safe mode? I think you are NOT qualified to do anything you're trying to do.


    system idle process is anything not being used by another process.
     
  3. fog99

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    well rite im just tinkering with a pos dell and was wonderin wat would happen.
     
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    yea, I think you should stop tinkering.
     
  5. fog99

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    yea but i hate dells with a passion so its ok
     
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    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    Before you can safely end the System Idle Process, you must first open My Computer, right-click the C-drive, and click Format.
     
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    so do I... but I think I have found what may possibly be the only thing stupider than a dell... it starts with "yo" and ends with "u".
     
  8. fog99

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    how much cpu should it use?
     
  9. fog99

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    o he s got jokes.:hsd:

    Computer Humor is so funny
     
  10. trouphaz

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    system idle process is not a real process. that is just the left over cpu time that is unused. it is idle cpu time. you can't kill it.

    before you start doing anything like that, you should search on google or something.
     
  11. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    if your system idle process is using more than 10%, it's a very bad thing. Could mean your getting hacked, you should probably install bonzi buddy to fix the problem

    safe mode doesn't exist on dells, they locked it out. sorry

    :mamoru:
     
  12. CodeX

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    System idle process is NOTHING... its basically a nop (no operation) loop that your CPU runs when it has nothing to do... you can't stop it, you don't want to stop it, there is no reason to stop it.

    See, on the lowest level your processor always needs to be doing something, it always has an address in its IP (instruction pointer) register, and it will always run the standard fetch/decode/execute sequence on that operation once per clock cycle, it is hard wired that way... when it has nothing to do (which should be most of the time since most computer use is IO bound, unless you participate in [email protected] or SETI type distributed computing projects...) it will run a special operation called a NOP (again, no operation) that is a legal instruction that simply does nothing but consume one CPU cycle...

    *cliffs*
    - You're a fucking idiot... buy a mac
     
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  13. deusexaethera

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    Alright, since everyone else is giving you bits and pieces of an answer and a whole lot of shit:

    The idle process is a simple loop that does something meaningless over and over so the CPU doesn't run out of stuff to do. (Maybe it adds 1+1 over and over, whatever.) The reason why it does this is because the CPU is designed to go to the BIOS for instructions if it doesn't have anything else that needs done; it's designed that way because otherwise the computer would never boot up when you turn it on, it would just sit there with a black screen instead. So, if the idle process stopped running, your computer would instantly reboot because that's what the BIOS always tells the CPU to do.

    As such, the idle process takes up all spare CPU power, no matter what. It's fine, don't fuck with it.
     
  14. CodeX

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    uhhh.... my post just before yours gave more information and was more accurate lol...
     
  15. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    1) It was insulting.

    2) It contained information, but not useful information. Instruction pointer register? Fetch/decode/execute sequence? Yeah, that's all accurate, but given the TS's apparent level of knowledge, you weren't posting that to be helpful, you were posting that to show off how big your e-dick is.
     
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    Danke!
     
  17. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    ignore deuse... He's the resident fag. Likes to copy/paste a lot and he thinks the intelligence of a post is directly derived from it's length/word-count. lol.
     
  18. deusexaethera

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    Um, no. I never copy/paste my posts.
     
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    so you actually think up the b.s. that you spew? Wow, dude, you should have taken the out that I gave you....
     
  20. critter783

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    Just read the information posted, ignore the incessant infighting and dick-swinging, and you'll usually get an answer to your question.

    In this case, Codex and Deus are both right. One post just has a lot of extra shit in it designed to make you feel inferior, even though you can find the very same information by fucking googling "how do processors work."
     
  21. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    If insults from you still had any meaning to me, I might care. If you want me (or anybody) to care what you think, maybe you should use your bile more sparingly in the future.
     
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    kettle.... black....
     
  23. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    You want a poll to find out who thinks who's a belligerent asshole? I'm sure that can be arranged.
     
  24. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    I may be an asshole... but at least I know what I'm talking about :run:
     
  25. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    The problem with being an asshole is it doesn't matter if you're right because nobody will listen to you.

    I notice you didn't say I was wrong about the idle process; I'll take that as a compliment. From you it means so much.
     

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