RE: **Processor is experiencinga low level of idle time**
From: steven (steven_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 00:01:02 -0800
we get low level of idle time when the backup starts or during the backup
It happens on all the servers we run (8 x SBS) and each server has at least
1GB of ram
As it just happens at 11pm when backups start. have not really worried about
We are adding more ram (2GB) to 4 of the servers, however this is just
because they are running SQL now
> Started receiving the following error:
> "The processor is experiencing a low level of idle time. Consistently low
> levels of idle time can cause performance problems.
> Use Task Manager to view the top processes by CPU. If a service or less
> important process appears to be unusual, try stopping and then restarting it."
> SBS 2003 Standard
> PIII @ 866Mhz | 564 Ram
> Looked at the task manager and see the following process:
> Image Name: System Idlle Process
> User name: SYSTEM
> CPU: 83-95
> Memory usage: 16K
> So far I have received this message 3 times within 24 hrs. This appears to
> have started happening on sunday morning after my weekly backup run. However
> nobody has touched the server; [namely because I am the only one who has the
> password] and the server configuration has not changed for several weeks.
> Any idea what is going on?