Yes I've just realised that I am able to suspend a particular process with Process Explorer instead. I was under the impression that I needed this program in particular to deal with the stubborn process but I've discovered that's not the case.
On a slightly different note and something you may be able to help with is, I was wondering what would be considered an average idle CPU load for Windows 10? I'm not running a large amount of 3rd party user processes but I'm interested to know what an idle load for Windows processes alone should be roughly.
If PC is idle its average CPU usage wouldn't be much about 5% but that can vary, it depends on what background tasks it decides to run, defrag can chew disk and ram while PC is idle, windows update can run the malicious software check (but only once a month), and obviously install updates but generally my PC (even with chrome running) is pretty much at 4% CPU usage or less, even if I am using it. Just moving mouse makes CPU usage go up.
Yeah I've been monitoring different processes in performance monitor and I agree that certain processes will only engage on schedules. If I leave the computer with no input idle usage is just under 1%. When using Chrome I am about the same at about 5-6%. With a few user background processes running I can see up to 10-15% so I suppose that's about normal?
Edit: That under 1% was likely a very quiet moment.
I am the same, anything more than that and i feel need to close them again. I didn't ask, he just mentioned he used 75% of his ram all the time with just a few programs open (he only has 8gb). 50 tabs will do that.