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Windows 7: How many processes should ideally be running?

11 Sep 2010   #11
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deathwinger View Post
Lol I just looked at my processes and I now have 128 running.

The cpu usage hovers around 3-5% and the memory usage is 35%.

However, after rendering a huge file in Premiere Pro/Media Encoder, I feel like the computer takes quite a while to 'recover', in terms of the memory is at 90% used up to ten minutes after the render is complete.

I was wondering if the processes amount would have had anything to do with that.

A huge render can take a long time to recover but two factors are unknown. First how much RAM do you have. Second 128, is a lot. Normal on my 64 bit is abt 65, and abt 50 on 32bit. there are sites (blackviper.com) that discuss what processes do and which can be stopped BUT

MAKE A BACK UP FIRST FOR YOU WONT REMEMBER WHAT YOU HAVE CHANGED.

Good luck

Ken


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11 Sep 2010   #12
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deathwinger View Post

MAKE A BACK UP FIRST FOR YOU WONT REMEMBER WHAT YOU HAVE CHANGED.

Ken
+1

~Maxx~
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11 Sep 2010   #13
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deathwinger View Post

MAKE A BACK UP FIRST FOR YOU WONT REMEMBER WHAT YOU HAVE CHANGED.

Ken
+1

~Maxx~
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I have done that far to many times myself.

Ken J
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12 Sep 2010   #14
edilee012

Win7 64
 
 

55 here with tons of things installed. Be mindful when you install any program and it places itself in the auto start up menu....if you don't you will have an excessive amount of things running that do not need to be. You can see what is set to run on start up by opening Run type "msconfig" and go to the startup tab and see what can be shut off.

When I do PC repairs or diagnostics this is the first thing I look at because they always have too many things running that don't need to be and not enough computer to run that many items.
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12 Sep 2010   #15
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

edilee012- Good point! If I had a dollar for every unnecessary program that I have found on the start list of someone's computer that they had no idea was there I could get a speedy new SSD drive!

~Maxx~
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12 Sep 2010   #16
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Amount of processes running generally doesnt hinder performance at all with modern systems.

The big thing is un-needed start up items.
Things such as Messengers and the like. Theres simply no point them running at start up.
Preventing certain things from starting when Windows does is a good idea IMHO.


As far as services are concerned, I do not believe disabling them helps anything. in fact, more often than not it hurts performance by disabling them.

I know many will disagree, but quite simply:
If you are at the point you must disable services (essentiall breaking how Win7 is designed to work) and prevent Windows from actually using RAM ...

Well, you may need to consider upgrading some hardware.

Seven doesn't need to have many of its core components disabled to run smoothly.
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12 Sep 2010   #17
edilee012

Win7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Amount of processes running generally doesnt hinder performance at all with modern systems.

The big thing is un-needed start up items.
Things such as Messengers and the like. Theres simply no point them running at start up.
Preventing certain things from starting when Windows does is a good idea IMHO.


As far as services are concerned, I do not believe disabling them helps anything. in fact, more often than not it hurts performance by disabling them.

I know many will disagree, but quite simply:
If you are at the point you must disable services (essentiall breaking how Win7 is designed to work) and prevent Windows from actually using RAM ...

Well, you may need to consider upgrading some hardware.

Seven doesn't need to have many of its core components disabled to run smoothly.
Yep this also! I definately wouldn't disable any services just get those start up items trimmed down and like he said...if you have a modern machine with at least a dual core CPU and above 3 gigs of ram then you shouldn't have any problems.

An example of how clean I keep my things: in my task bar area by the clock I have the speaker(sound) icon, the internet connection icon, my AV software icon, and the action center icon and that is it. I disable all auto start options in any program right away and if I do have one I want down there I will leave it active. Those icons there are programs that are using a small amount of resources waiting for you to open them up and by them "idling" down there the program opens faster. This is really not needed for any program you don't use more than 5 or so times a day.
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12 Sep 2010   #18
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Could someone please explain to me why I should not disable these services which I will never use including

fax service
media center extender service
parental controls remote desktop service
remote registry service
routing and remote access service
smart card service
tablet pc input service

These are just a handful of the dozens of services that I do not use, will never use and which have no dependent services which I will ever use?

~Maxx~
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13 Sep 2010   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

First of all you can disable any thing you want to its your computer. IMHO you won't see any difference in speed. Programs that start at boot will give you more results. I do have some things turned off for security reasons like remote access
42 processes running now.
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13 Sep 2010   #20
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here is the ideal list right from my computer. I'm not likely to trade with anybody and have it fit me better.

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