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nvidia NVPerfSDK gpu_idle question

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I have a problem with nvidias NVPerfSDK I hope someone can help me with, this was the best forum I found. The problem is about the gpu_idle counter and it sums up to this: I have a very simple app that runs with 6ms/frame, in this situation the gpu_idle counter shows o% and that must be correct because I Im most sertenly gpu bound. If I then increase the cpu workload (by adding a Sleep() coimmand or just som non gpu related work) so that the frame time goes up to 60ms/frame I expect the gpu_idle counter to be on 90% since 10% of 60 is 6. But I get a gpu_idle reading that is something like 50%. Conclution is that In the first case the gpu took 6ms/frame and in the second (with only cpu workload added) it took 30ms/frame. My question is whats wrong with the gpu_idle counter? If there is nothing wrong what extra work is the gpu doing when it just happens to get some extra time? Im using a ge-force 6800 card and directX. I hope I made my question as clear as possible. Bye the way the same phenomenon occur if I use NVPerfHud and read the gpu_idle from the graph. thanx

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