I have 94 processes at present
--11 are Google Chrome
--12 are svchost
--10 are vmware related processes
Then there are the running apps like Outlook, Microsoft lync, dropbox, Gladinet desktop, free download manager, Trend AV, various Nvidia utilities, etc. It all adds up, but with an SSD, and 4GB of RAM, the machine is keeping up with no trouble whatsoever.