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Windows 7: Do I need or can I scale down these running processes

10 Jul 2012   #1

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Do I need or can I scale down these running processes

Hi, I have just run Task Manager to see what is currently running on my PC and the desktop windows manager seems to be using quite a bit of memory.

Is it best to scale this down somewhat and are there any other processes which can be disabled ?

Andy



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10 Jul 2012   #2

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For what it's worth, my Desktop Windows Manager is using only 1,396k of memory right now---but I don't know what a typical number would be.

That's not many processes---how many do you show if you check "show processes from all users"?? Anything under 50 or 60 is pretty good.

How much RAM do you have?

Post a pic of Resource Monitor memory tab if possible.
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10 Jul 2012   #3

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That's about right 50 -60 Resources just checked mine at 51

That's after a clean Install ,You will be fine ....typically you would worry if you were really bogged down but that looks normal I think i use more RAM then you do

I went to 52 after doing this snip lmao


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10 Jul 2012   #4

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8 gig of ram

Attached pics of resource monitor tab which I hope is what you meant


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10 Jul 2012   #5

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It should show like this


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10 Jul 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andyonline View Post
8 gig of ram

Attached pics of resource monitor tab which I hope is what you meant
I was referring to the memory tab of Resource Monitor, which should show details of your RAM usage.

But we don't yet know how many processes you have when all users are shown.

With 8 GB of RAM, it's not likely that RAM usage by Desktop Windows Manager is a big deal.
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10 Jul 2012   #7

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This is what he wanted to see how your RAM is being used


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10 Jul 2012   #8

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Whoops, sorry about that. This I believe is what you want to see


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10 Jul 2012   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andyonline View Post
Whoops, sorry about that. This I believe is what you want to see

I wouldn't worry to much Looks pretty good to me you are not using much resources
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10 Jul 2012   #10

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Thanks, fairly new to all this so a bit difficult for me to guage myself
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