Do I dare to make a statement that will not be popular in this forum?
Ohh, my stomack is uneasy now, but here it comes:
"Process Explorer uses too much CPU
Well; now I have said it. Are you going to mock me? Stone me (if you could)?
When absolutely nothin is going on inside the PC, Process Explorer (PEx) will use some 4-5% CPU. This is by itself maybe a little too much, but not the real problem. But if you have PEx placed to start with Windows, as I used to have it, you can watch the most of the PC starting procedure and see how much CPU each program will use. And you can see how they all battle each other to have the little power most machines have available. And see how some programs still uses a lot of CPU after they seemed to have done opening, because they must configure or whatever. If you watch this procedure and then notice the CPU usage of PEx watching over them all, then you may understand my point: Normal machines with many programs cannot afford to have a program like Process Explorer being placed early in the starting procedure, because it uses some 25% CPU during the entire startup! There is no reason to give these 25% to PEx, because the program is really not needed during start, only after the procedure have finished - and you can hardly spare so much CPU at this crucial moment.
But there is more: Even when PEx is resting and using less than 5%, if you scroll the PEx window's tab up and down, the CPU usage will rise to 15-30%. Just to scroll the window!! If this had been any other program but Process Explorer we would have rejected it and called it names. Am I right, or am I right not?
I still have Process Explorer placed in Start, but now I have placed it to start late, second last, and this has been very beneficial to the entire starting procedure!