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Windows 7: Processes --how many? safe to disable

17 May 2009   #11
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

31 with win 7 I'm surprised it'll actually run.


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17 May 2009   #12
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Your system runs fast if it's got a lot of resources that it can use. It slows down when the system tries to use more resources than what's available.

So, for example, if you use up all your RAM with antivirus scanning - then your RAM usage in the game will be affected.

The problem here is that there are many "resources" in your computer and you can't always know what's consuming what resource. The most common resources are CPU, RAM, hard drive access, and video - but there's plenty more that will affect your system's speed.

I routinely run my anti-virus, have IE open with 8 tabs, and 2 instances of Firefox open with 10 and 22 tabs while I game. But I've got a boatload of RAM, so the performance hit is minimal.
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17 May 2009   #13
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I have 44 processes running.
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17 May 2009   #14
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

67 for me.
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17 May 2009   #15
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

60 processes with 2gig ram and x64 windows running with no problems at all.
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17 May 2009   #16
Joe

Windows 7 RC
 
 

49 processes with everything I like instantly available

CPU 0-2% (non-gaming)
RAM 1.08GB used
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17 May 2009   #17
dgwin7

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

I just tweak services and start-ups down to 25 Processes and feel snappy, good for gaming and quick boot-time.

I do chats IM, watch videos, emails, firefox many tabs, work on videos edits stuff. (30-45 processes) when not gaming.



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17 May 2009   #18
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

sounds like most of you are on desktops, with all that stuff open on a laptop your battery would be gone in short order. I have become a laptop user in the past few years and trimming things down is always best and Seven allows me to have the great GUI and not change battery life.

My last desktop could handle all the Apps, I think when I had my last gaming rig it had about 60 processes running at all times.
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03 Jul 2009   #19
stampler

windows7
 
 

I have 48 but many of them are double!
do you know why??? :/
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03 Jul 2009   #20
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgyver2 View Post
sounds like most of you are on desktops, with all that stuff open on a laptop your battery would be gone in short order. I have become a laptop user in the past few years and trimming things down is always best and Seven allows me to have the great GUI and not change battery life.

My last desktop could handle all the Apps, I think when I had my last gaming rig it had about 60 processes running at all times.
Yeah I ran into battery life problems too with my laptop. Although, I never take my laptop anywhere for the most part, so when I'm at my desk I just take out the battery and leave it plugged up all the gaming and whatnot I want with no chance of a dead battery
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