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dookie270

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I've noticed that when i dont have anything open on my computer i have about 58 processes running when im the only one logged in. Is that too many?

Also, i downloaded that system spec program that was stickied in the gaming section and it told me that my computer was using 50% of ram. Is that something i should be worried about since I've got 1 gig of ram?
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Well, I don't think 58 processes are too many. You can probably eliminate a few more if you don't use Instant Messengers, etc. I think it's reasonable though. As for RAM use, I'm not so sure on that. It seems a little much, but I'm really not sure how much of that is just system based, so I really can't say with confidence how much that really is. What applications are you running? Any instant messengers? Calling applications such as Skype?
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well the ones on task manager that are running over 10,000K of memory are: ccApp.exe(which im pretty sure is something with norton), vsmon.exe(dont know what that is), svchost.exe and firefox when its running is like almost 40,000K. I guess the reason theres so much memory being used is because im running norton..?
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Well, we'll have to research that... The processes you listed are safe. I know from experience that the first one is Norton related. Here's results for the rest...

http://www.processli...files=vsmon.exe

http://www.processli...les=svchost.exe
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thats a pretty cool web site ya got there. Yeah im pretty sure all the processes that i have running are safe...i just dont want 50% of my ram being used up when nothing is opened on my computer. I did install a bunch of maintenance programs like ccleaner, zone alarm, ad aware, win defender so i may have to cut back on some of them to let some ram free, or maybe i'll just buy another gig of it
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Buying another gig of RAM would give you more space but you do relise that only one program can use 2 gigs max so if everytime you think your using to much ram you eventually get like 8 gigs but only 2 gig can be used per program.
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You could do what I do when ever I start a game or a high RAM using program. End all processes but explorer.exe and system processes., Then only open anti virus program and what ever else your using.
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i try to keep it under 30 processes, usually 21
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I have multiple processes running like CLI.exe 3 times (Graphics process) so i have currently 36 but when i play a game i will have something like 12.
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hmm the ram total is not that bad for that many processes i would say its more then normal just had a look around and the 3 computers that are mainly used for web surfing / email have 38 on them and my personal "gaming rig" has about 15-20, but if your using a laptop the number goes up fast (you got touchpad/trackpoint/on screen messages etc) so if its a laptop no problem at all if its a desktop id say its alot.
Assuming ofcourse the number is straight after windows boot before you launch any programs?

on my work machine while working i got about 72 for comparison :whistling:
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