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Excessive PF Usage


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#1 molgosz

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 02:48 AM

Hi everyone!

I recently bought a new Dell XPS M1530 laptop. It's running Windows Vista Home Premium. I uninstalled the programs I didn't need that inevitably come with a new system, but noticed that my PF usage is running at 1.13 GB! I'm running 65 processes (I exited out of everything but Task Manager and Mozilla of course). This seems excessive. My previous computer with Windows XP SP3 ran maybe 28 processes at a total of ~250MBs. Is there a way of decreasing my PF usage? This being my first post here, should I include a Hijackthis logfile? Any tips/ suggestions would be welcome!

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Mike

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 10:38 AM

Are you referring to CPU usage or amount of memory being used?
If it's memory usage, Vista by design uses as much available memory as it can to improve performance.
That's why you want to max out the amount of installed memory that your system can handle.

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 12:57 PM

Yeah, its the memory I'm talking about. I didn't know that about Vista. Good to know. Thanks!




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