cpu usage 30% at idle
Posted on 2008-10-19
My Tak Manager cpu performance is at 30% when laptop is idle. Shoudl I be concerned? I have what I consider to be a fairly normal set-up. Pretty new Dell Precision M6300 (17" widescreen). 2GB of RAM installed. Installed: Norton Antivirus, Microsoft Ooutlook 2007, all updates performed, Hp Office Jet All-in-one network printer software. Once I log in, I leave the machine alone...no commands, and the cpu usage never drops down to the 5-15% level I would expect. Most machines I work on, even older slower ones will drop down to very very low usage levels when left alone. I don't have any viruses according to the Symantec scan. The computer seems very responsive and not slow, BUT... Is there a way to tell if there is one or 2 processes conflicting or taking up too many resources? Is this even a problem?