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    what the hell is that ??

    is this something normal?? I do not think so??

    Imageshack - wit1

    and when i try to terminate it i get this

    Imageshack - wit2

    is that some kind of virus activity or trojan or worm?
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    Is this a joke?
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    If you really want to stop the "Idle Process" from using up all your CPU, just run some very CPU intensive programs.
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    >> If you really want to stop the "Idle Process" from using up all your CPU, just run some very CPU intensive programs.

    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    I'm just curious as to why it is reporting 28k memory usage.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    I'm just curious as to why it is reporting 28k memory usage.
    What should it say?

    Mine is 24K, so I guess they made it 4K smaller on Vista, or maybe it's 4K smaller because is x64?
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    Ah, x64. Wasn't thinking about that.
    He's clearly using XP, and I'd assumed this would always be 16k. So maybe it's the processor being a x64.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    run CPU intensive programs??
    what if i dont want to or just want to cancel it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hussain Hani View Post
    is this something normal?? I do not think so??

    Imageshack - wit1

    and when i try to terminate it i get this

    Imageshack - wit2

    is that some kind of virus activity or trojan or worm?
    Not to worry it's neither a virus nor a worm.

    Idle => not in action or work

    System idle process simply denotes the CPU not doing any work. So if more the CPU consumed by it, the less the work is done by the CPU. So if you run any other CPU intensive process, the System is not idle anymore and hence it gets lower.
    If you study about operating systems you'll come across these things in chapters related to Scheduling and stuff.
    System Idle Process - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    I take it it's the first time he ever opened Task Manager...

    By the way, on my XP SP3 (32bit OS & processor) it also shows 28k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator View Post
    By the way, on my XP SP3 (32bit OS & processor) it also shows 28k.
    Ok, I'll officially hijack the thread.

    What exactly determines the size of this process?

    It's not hyperthreading either, since I have it on my processor (where 16k is reported). It can't be cores, since the math doesn't add up. I have 2 cores, so two idle threads. Just curiosity, but anyone knows?
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    It takes a surprising amount of memory to run just 2 instructions
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    The idle process actually does stuff sometimes, like zeroing out physical memory.
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    You'd think the word "Idle" gives enough information on the matter.

    It's only using 16K on this 2000 system. Maybe the CPU make or model has something to do with it.
    Or, *maybe*, if it does zero out memory, it could be the amount of active RAM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    It takes a surprising amount of memory to run just 2 instructions
    What is the second one?
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