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  1. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    My machine never turns off....NEVER

    So because of that I get crazy amounts of things open all the time.

    ATM I have about 70+tabs open in firefox, and this is lite usage....

    There is only a few flash movies loaded......


    My hardcore use happens when I'm surfing like this. Youtube/windows media player music, 70 tabs in firefox till it locks(it won't let me right click...)So then I open IE and do it all over again.....

    To top it off I'll have about 5-10 windows paints open, 5-10 windows pictures going, all sorts of folders just open(my start bar is a mess 24/7).

    And this is not the top it off point yet.

    I'll start COD4 and start playing with all this crap open, and alt-tab back in and out to change music on youtube or media player....

    Then my son could come in so I'll just start his game while COD4 is running in the background.

    At this point alt-tab is SLOW but games runs normal......

    I have up to 3 games running at a time; all the time it seems......




    Does anyone else stress their machine out?????
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    I don't even have any games open.....this is very lite from where my system normally stands....

    This is why slow machines drive me crazy I think:shadedshu
     
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    Damn DaMulta 70+ tabs thats unreal :eek::p

    At the best i might have 5 or 6 going. :eek:

    In terms of as much as id do might have a few tabs going on in IE hosting a confrence call in Skype and be hosting Bf2 online with a couple of my mates. I have no idea what the ram usage would be but after ive quit out of gaming it runs sloooooowwwwww. :ohwell:
     
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    70 Tabs...damn. I usually have up to ten tabs open, VLC player... MSN messenger... maybe a game
    Really nothing compared to you^^
     
  4. JC316

    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    I always close the firefox window. I also shut my computer down every night. Saves on the electric bill.
     
  5. kyle2020 Guest

    thats excessive - 70+ tabs? usually, ill have 3 - 5 tabs open, with itunes running and maybe something like realtemp, but i tend to close everything besides chrome when i load a game.

    She gets put on standby when i go for food / to watch TV etc, but shes on for approx. 6 hours a day. Never run it 24/7, couldnt afford it electricity wise, plus the heat it produces and my tiny room make for an uncomfortable nights sleep haha.

    Im sorry but you cant physically have 70+ tabs running at once and be using all of them. Thats just a silly claim really.
     
  6. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    I don't close tabs....and I always right click......
     
  7. kyle2020 Guest

    exactly my point haha - your not using 70 odd simultaneously - sure, you might have been on them and just not closed them, but your not using them all at once :ohwell:
     
  8. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Well I do and don't....I'll pull information from one here and there....when I open a new one it's always at the end....soooo I have to scroll past all of them to the end.

    I could be looking at one thing, and not look at it for two days before I get back to it.

    My PC is a information machine!!!

    LOL

    I'm telling you sometimes I have IE loaded down too!

    I'm not lying about this, and I'm sure I'm not the only one........
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    2 GiB memory isn't enough for that behavior as noted by the 52 MiB memory free and 1+ GiB page file size...


    Be glad I'm not near that computer because those tabs would disappear fast. I rarely use tabbed browsing and I get cranky when more than a dozen windows are open.

    All my computers are shut down every night except for my server. The server was last restarted a week ago for an update routine. It was shut down completely several weeks ago to reapply thermal paste on the processors. Prior to that, it was months since it completely powered off and that was due to an extended power outage. Any task that needs to run through the night I try to put on my server because it will be running anyway. It is like my $3000 programmable alarm clock so it has to be running 24/7 otherwise it (and I) will miss events that need my attention. XD
     
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    LOL, holy crap man...

    I run 1-2 games at once, vent, winamp, outlook, pidgin, 10-15 firefox tabs, sometimes encode a movie at the same time.

    But at the end my computer gets shut down.
    Also recently even turned on thermal control, C1E and speedstep, makes for a nice cool and efficient quad when only browsing the net and such.
     
  11. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Yet I still had ram to burn LOL....

    This thread shows why I always say my system is Fing slow.....Now you guys know!
     
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    only when gaming my cpu goes to may be 50% on both cores. if not in use all my machines goes to sleep/S3 in 15 to 20 minutes. This saves huge power. DaMulta why don't you do this? You can still resume from where u left?

    My Quad only goes upto almost 100% when I start all my virtual servers (6) at the same time and after that it depends on what I do.

    It doesn't matter how many tabs you open, its not going to put strain on the CPU, only on the mem usuage. If you Alt-Tab out of games the games is basically paused. Try doing this
    Convert a 10+ GB AVI file to Mpeg, Do some Photo CD convertion, CD ripping, Lame Wave to MP3 and oh the nasty virus scanning, defragging HDD all at the same time and open those 70+ tabs, that will bring down any damn CPU.:D
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    My next system will be focused around VMware workstation.

    I do not like power down at all. I believe that kills things even faster.


    It's like that old Nt machine that's been working for years in the back ground. And you know if it gets turned off it might now come back up. I feel the same way about my PC. So no Sleep for it at all.

    The monitor does go off after an hour....
     
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    Now I understand why DaMulta buys so much hardware. Enthusiast is just not the right word.
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    I usualy have about 3 browsers open with about 5 tabs each most and maybe playing music, skype, msn, steam, fraps and a couple games all playing.
     
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    Holy Cow! 1 hr displaying the same thing? God bless it.
     
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    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

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    Ive had 45 windows open in Firefox, mainly from torrent sites (or empornium.us :D).

    So I know what you mean and my firefox bogs down at around 20.
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    flash movies....I hate moving the mouse.
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    I haven't had a single catastrophic failure of a computer that wasn't blamed by an outside source (power surge/brownout) in over a decade and I turn all my computers off at night (less server). The only thing I recommend not doing is using sleep mode. I've replaced so many motherboards from computers that have been put to sleep that it is depressing. My brother fell victim to this not once, but twice (Compaq and Systemax) before he finally got the message not to do that.


    You know the old saying, "they don't build them like they used to." :laugh: Anything built prior to about 2001 is like a tank compared to modern stuff. They over engineered everything because they couldn't manage to make stuff smaller like they do today.
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    I don't know how many times I have went to install something then on a reboot a NO-GO....

    Every time you send power into your circuits when power is not there it eats it up. Then there is the heat and cold effect that goes on every time. Then with HDD every time I stop them is another time they may not start back up.

    I could have a part die on my computer, and it would be just fine till I went to reboot.


    I have turned my machine off one to many times to not see it come back on. Then I have to spend hours getting it back up and running...........



    24/7 is the best way
     
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    ypu i stress my rig ill get pics up later but ya

    compiling my DVD one instance after another fopr debugging purposes

    3-4 VM running while doing this all loading the same iso

    folding at 100% core suage

    all of my GPU's folding

    while im doing this lightwave or bryce are rendering whatever new wallpaper i want to use

    whilei check my e-mail look at TPU run prime for the oc i have going and windows media player and while im doing that im copying my gaming drive over to my 1TB backup. all of this is normal except the latter which is more of a 1 time thing. and i never shut off my rig its on 24/7 because its my little mule i use it for alot mroe than gaming

    though i do occasionally reboot because after about a week or 2 my rig will start doing stuff i dont like so i start with a batch of freashly laoded DLL's and system files.
     
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    you need to get 8 gigs like me o man ill never go for less only MOAR ram when i go i7 12GB i will never own less than 8 its carrer suicide.
     
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    Ummmm, D, they invented BOOKMARKS for an easy and convenient way to return to something you would like to continue reading or researching later. leaving 70+ tabs open is just plain stupid, man.

    And don't kid yourself, it's not because you'll come back to it, it's because for some ungodly reason you're too lazy to close them. lol :nutkick:
     
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    I have about 5-10tabs open in seamonkey, a game running, MSN with web cam on for my GF, speed fan, hamachi, fraps at times, google talk and thats about my norm.
    All on a single core CPU :p does it easy.
     
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    Damn man, is your room perchance filled with all sorts of do-dads you can't bring yourself to get rid of?

    Hmm really? I put my computer to sleep every all the time, every night and every time I leave the house. I prefer it to a full boot. Haven't had any problems to speak of, at least that I could tell were related to that. What sort of problems do see crop up?

    I keep my OS pretty spiffy, although I'm do for a re-install (been almost a year) I generally keep it up and don't run too many things at once b/c I like snappiness and when I start to get slowdown I go through and see how I can speed it back up. Generally I run a program, be it internet or something else, w/ itunes. No more than 5-6 tabs at a time in ff, ff is heavily added-on though. Games by themselves.
     

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