Posted 07 May 2008 - 02:59 PM
First off, I apologize if I am not doing this properly, but I always seem to have a problem of not knowing exactly where to post something, especially with so many pages to look through for a specific topic. That said...
I just bought an emachines T3642, AMD Athlon 4000+, single core and very good, Vista Home Premium. I have a question as to what it actually means when I open up my Task Manager and I read this at the bottom of the Task Manager Window.
Processes running are generally between upper 50's and lower 60's, CPU usage is generally between 2% and 7%, but the Physical memory is rarely if ever under low 60's%. What I'm asking is does that mean that I'm using 61% of my 1 gig of memory that came with this unit and if so, is that a high number. You know a lot of stuff comes preinstalled and I'm always worried about uninstalling anything that I didn't install myself for fear of doing damage to my computer.
Also, when I initially open the Task Manager, in the CPU Usage area, anywhere from 80 to 100% will flash for a moment, and then drop down to the single digits percentage. I am aware of a lot of processes running in background, but should I be concerned about the 80 to 100% that does flash for just that moment.
Whatever information you need I will be glad to provide. I'm not a computer expert. I just like to have a machine that runs as fast and as efficiently as it can, and I'd like to understand a little bit about the basics. I didn't seem to notice the high physical memory numbers when I had my last computer with XP Home, but I ruined that machine over a year ago and can't remember for sure.
Thanks for any help you can provide and sorry if this should be somewhere else.