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Load average 1.00 while top seems to show the server as idle

My server is not responding to HTTP requests, and it took me a long time before being able to log in with SSH; it all looks like the server is overloaded and on its knees. It already did that a few ...
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Server Load very high despite CPU usage being low

When I run the top command I get this top - 23:20:50 up 1:25, 1 user, load average: 11.02, 11.20, 10.41 Tasks: 262 total, 3 running, 258 sleeping, 1 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu(s): 75.6%us, ...
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What does the suffix 'w' and 'd' mean with 'TIME+' in top?

Here's a chunk of the top from my server: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 18878 www-data 20 0 200m 13m 4704 S 0 0.2 0:00.07 apache2 12374 ...
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How Can Linux Top Show 2% Idle, but Load Say 1.20?

On CentOS5, I'm seeing the 'top' command showing a hover between 20% and 2% idle, but then the load says 1.20. How can that be possible? When I type 'uptime', as well, I see 3 load numbers that are ...