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How many processes do you have?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by TheMailMan78, Aug 23, 2010.

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How many processes do you have running at idle?

  1. 99+

    2.0%
  2. 70 to 98

    26.0%
  3. 50 to 69

    36.0%
  4. 20 to 49

    36.0%
  1. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

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    I'm a neat freak. I like to have everything running as efficiently as possible or it drives me nuts. So with that being said I like to mess with processes. You know turning off what you don't need and such. It can be "dangerously" but it can also speed things up. Now I want to know how many processes do you have running on your rig at idle?
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    task manager says 62. that is with WCG and FF open
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    tpu1.jpg theres mine as it usually is.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    WTF?!?! I just did a fresh install and with no tweaking I have HALF that. WTH are you doing man!
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    I'm currently at 51 but I got 5 things open that usually aren't. In other words, I'd be between the bottom two choices most of the time. Oh, and BOINC is 9 threads by itself. That's currently not running so yeah, when I game, I am on the bottom, otherwise, I'm in the second from the bottom. My server is the same (53 processes with BOINC running).
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  7. TheMailMan78

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    I the lowest I ever had it was 32 processes. Currently I am at 50 but this is a fresh install. Ill get them down once I start tweaking.
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    theonedub habe fidem

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    mine is at 81 :eek: Drops to about 59-60 when I close F@H and WCG.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    mine drops to 47 when i close WCG

    EDIT:i forgot i was running eraser,GPU-z,WMP,EVGA persison,some other bs.
    now it is 43
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010
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    I have alot of things running at startup and a full system tray, most of my programs go to the system tray when i close them.

    Several are from my G15 LCD too....
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    count 21 because i never run tpu screen shot :p

    I can litteraly make windows smooth with a 256mb stick of ram O:!

    windows XP
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    Everything needs to be efficient for me. I usually cut 70 services and refuse to load up my desktop with icons and have files strewn unorganized all over the place. It clutters your computer and your mind. Evey time I install something I go to msconfig to see what new BS it added to the startup and service list. I find this essential for using a pc and probably the main reason computers get so crapified with time, nobody micromanages. And it's not like you can't notice the performance drain of all that shit. If I had to guess the biggest hit this crap makes is random access HDD usage and not processing power.
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    vista spinning hard-drives sense January 30, 2007.

    And dont we all have fun when WE get to replace those laptop HDD's and do viruz removals at the tech shop 24/7
    :banghead:

    And half the time it isnt viruz. Just 2 Anti viruz attacking eachother and they dont defrag so its really cluttered and kills a 5400rpm drive.
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    Less than 40 at Idle.
    Maybe 39.
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    Why is there no "< 20" option?

    Here is my XP SP2 desktop, which I use to do everything from gaming to programing and local file server:
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    Here is my Win7 Home Premium netbook:
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    I could cut it to less then 20 too but some of them are actually helpful/needed.

    And yes this is the startup process count, no processes where killed.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010
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    you cant get less then 20 on vista or win 7... etleast not stable.
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    Well right now I am stuck at 47 processes. My wacom tablet and G15 are killing me. Is it safe to turn off the following?

    Computer Browser: I have nothing I need to connect to on my network but my router.
    Group Policy Client: No group policies ether.
    Diagnostic Policy Service: Don't care what went wrong. Its never right anyway.
    Diagnostic Service Host: Tied to Diagnostic Policy Service
    Diagnostic System Host: Tied to Diagnostic Policy Service
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    Yes, no problem diagnosis nor "pretty" Local Network shares will be available, you can safely turn them off.

    As a side note, if you have no network shares (nor folders you share or access from other computers nor stuff that messes with windows firewall) you can also safely turn "Application Layer Gateway Service", "Function Discovery Provider Host", "Function Discovery Resource Publication", "HomeGroup Listener", "HomeGroup Provider", "Peer Name Resolution Protocol", "Peer Networking Grouping", "Peer Networking Identity Manager", "Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support", "Windows Error Reporting Service" and "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" to "disabled".
    You can also set these to "manual": "ASP.NET State Service" and "Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN".
    One further thing that's irritating about Windows above XP (> 5.1) is that if you want to shut down the "Task Scheduler" (taskhost.exe), which is hardly ever used, you need to change it's startup type manually on the registry, by changing the "Start" key under
    Code:
    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Scheduler\
    to "0".
    Sorry for the additional wall of text.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010
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    I'm currently at 53 :) Not too bad.
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    I have some crap running, but not much.

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    you people have lot of crap running,im at 41 with explorer running

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