Eee PC 900 runs quite hot
My Eee PC 900 runs quite hot, even sitting idle, which leads me to suspect that it is running a bunch of programs in the background that I don't need. Also, I was viewing the system monitor, and, with only the system monitor running (by me), the CPU was at 30%. This kept on for several minutes (until I got bored). 30% CPU to run the system monitor just doesn't seem right. On the other hand, it is a Celeron, not an Atom. I wish I would have done a bit more research - I would have not even thought about purchasing the Celeron. Does this excessive heating issue sound like an operating system issue or a hardware issue? In any case, what can I do to make it run cooler? Is it feasible to swap out the Celeron for the Atom?
Why is there something rather than nothing?