High CPU Idle level

Andrew Farris flyindragon1 at aol.com
Sun Sep 13 08:51:57 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-09-13 at 11:46 +0300, n3mo wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I run Ubuntu with Fvwm and without Desktop Manager. At the fresh start
> my top looks like this : 
> Cpu(s): 4.8%us,  8.3%sy,  0.0%ni, 86.9%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,
> 0.0%st

This is normal...don't worry about it

> Where this CPU Idle comes from? It's never go away. I mean, when I
> start skype, audacious, firefox, etc. CPU usage goes up but the rest %
> goes to CPU idle.
> Is there way to fix this, before my CPU die.

CPU Idle percentage is exactly like your free RAM percentage... It's
telling you how much CPU is unused... i.e. idle.  It don't going to burn
up your CPU or anything. Don't worry about it.

hope that helps!

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