Quote: Originally Posted by gigagiggles
What was happening behind the scenes in Firefox (7% CPU) during the snapshot? I didn't see a plugin-container for media. Is it slower only when Firefox is running? The addons (if any) might be an avenue to investigate.
BTW, I have under 35 processes running. WACOM is set to manual, so it doesn't auto-initiate during startup.
I saw the Firefox 7% CPU usage. That's the reason I asked the OP to sort by CPU column to see if there was another heavy user.
The OP doesn't say if the system feels sluggish. Vista and Windows 7 can seem like a lot of processes going for no good reason. But it's not just the number. Some run the HD on and some don't. Some use CPU and some hardly effect performance at all.
The OP should comment, such as system feels bogged or he's just curious etc.. And should post another screen shot sorted by CPU usage if it does seem bogged or HD seems to run on incessantly etc..