I have a question regarding task manager in Windows 8. It shows us CPU utilization and speed. From what I understand, utilization is how much of the processor time is spent running processes. Speed is what the current clock speed of the processor is (it could be dynamically changing due to power saving features). My question is, say I have a computer that idles at 0.7 GHz clock speed and runs at around 8% utilization average. If I disable power saving features and let the computer idle at its max capacity of 2.0 GHz, shouldn't the utilization when idle average to a much smaller number?
That is not the case with my current laptop; whether my computer is running at 0.7GHz average or 2.0 GHz average, utilization always falls around 8%.
Could someone explain this to me please?