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Processes In Task Mngr

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#1 Lil John3464

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 12:49 AM

I have like literally over 60 processes running at any given time and i was wondering if this could slow computer or if this is totally normal. Please report on what i can do how yours is and if mine is totally whack yo. THX.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 03:03 AM

Hi Lil John.

Just had a look at my task manager and there are about 40 running which looks pretty normal for me.

If you go to the top of any page here, and look at the Startup Tab you should get some good info - DON'T turn off anything you are not sure about.
Task Manager can be pretty unclear. AN appn called What's Running will give you a lot better idea with heaps of info on each program. You can find it in Freeware Replacements.


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Posted 16 June 2006 - 06:31 AM

60 & 40 ???!!!?!???!!??!!

That's quite alot.I only have about 25-28 processes running in the task manager.
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 08:50 AM

Okay well ill go take a look at that program and then i will just try to end some of the ones that are not necessary because it is looking like this is not very normal.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 09:12 AM

You may have many applications that launch themselves on startup so they can run in the background until you need them. Notorious for this practice is instant messagers and music/video players. These slow up boot and logoff, and each takes a slight amount of processing while you are on.
If you have Spybot S&D installed on your computer, you can use its StartupTool to review and manage these applications; often the information provided by the tool is enough to allow you to make a decision, but when in doubt, you should look up the application in the BC Startup Database found at the top of each BC page.
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 01:57 PM

i have 41, but i've done a check on most of them, i think. i think they're mostly legit. . .

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 02:03 PM

I have 64 running at present,speed is good, cpu is good and no problems. Basically it all depends on what you have running on your system. Yes, the less you have then the better, but if you are not experiencing any problems,then you are fine.
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 06:54 PM

I just got a new Toshiba laptop that came with 50 or so processes running - I've killed off a lot of them, but there's still more to do.

In the Task Manager view is a column with memory usage figures - this is what the system is taking away from your memory. So, the more that's running in memory, the less memory you have for doing what you want. So, research them and disable those that you don't need!
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 10:28 AM

Try Startup Inspector which is a small ap to manage startup entries.
Its advantage is that it identifies the program that the startup is connected with so you have less chance of stopping necessary aps and processes.

Startup Inspector
Startup Monitor


Startup Monitor, on the same site will notify you and require your consent for any ap that tries to load itself to your startup menu.

I recommend both.

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