Originally Posted by Octopuss
Hm, the trouble is I really despise CCC, it's huge pile of bloatware crap. Besides it offers absolutely no functionality I'd be interested in.
Except for features that change based on application profiles (which do help, even without crossfire.)
As far as the bloatware argument, it's kind of a moot point. Lets have a lesson on "how applications and memory work."
Task manager, it can tell you a lot of things about an application, including how much memory it uses.
I: Working Set (Memory): How much active memory the application is using.
II: Peak working set (memory): Maximum active memory the application has used in the past.
III: Private working set (memory): Non-shared memory for that application.
Basically it says, "I've used a max of 100Mb of ram, but when I'm not doing anything (which is 99% of the time since CCC is just running in the background, no windows or anything,) it uses a whole whopping < 9Mb of ram." So if you're really going to complain about 10Mb out of 16Gb, I think you need to get your head examined because it's a drop in the ocean that CCC actually uses and since CCC uses practially no CPU power, you're just hurting your own video performance by not using it since it offers you the ability to optimize your video and 3d settings.
So yeah, it uses up to 100Mb when you boot it, then it caches everything and 90% of the application isn't even in active memory.
Congratulations, not using CCC has saved you 0.05% to a maximum (rare) of 0.6% of your memory. You're time has be sufficiently wasted.
Real tweaking is disabling things like SuperFetch when you have an SSD, disabling the page file when you have a ton of memory or moving off of your SSD to squeeze some more life out of it, things like that. Keep in mind that things that start at boot run once, and unless its a poorly programmed application, it won't use much resources at all once it has started.
"Premature optimization is the root of all evil." -- Donald Knuth
For those of you who don't know who Donald Knuth is...