Hello all.. I formatted my boot drive last month & at present I am working on a relatively "new" OS on my system. By new I mean that I havent installed all the softwares that I generally need to use. Of late I noticed a drop in the performance in my PC. I snooped around a bit & noticed that the "System Idle Process" takes up a lot of resources during normal running of the PC. The display goes slow, the mouse goes jumpy & I have had a really tough time. Theres NO virus or spyware on my system. So please dont tell me that it may be because of a spyware residing on my system. I am attaching a screenshot of my task manager window showing the memory usage...Do check it out... My system configuration is as follows: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ MSI rs 480 IL Mobo 2*512 MB RAM Hynix 2*80 GB SATA HDD DVD ROM, DVD RW Looking for possible reasons as to why the process might be taking up so much memory... Thanx. -HK.