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Windows 7: Too many Processes?

25 May 2010   #11
apollodominion

Windows 8 X64 M3 8102 / Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

This is mine


I use alot of ram due to having afew screens and apps running all the time




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25 May 2010   #12
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Irrelevant how much ram he has - 220mb is a lot for FF to be using.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
FF is the least of the three. Still 220 mb is savage.
The OP has 8 GB of RAM, usage should be the least of his concern. 220 mb is nothing.
No it isn't. You obviously know very little about Firefox's typical memory usage. stop basing it on IE.

OP, 50+% memory use in 7/vista is entirely normal during normal use.
Your sidebar using 25% cpu use definitely abnormal though, what gadgets do you have running?
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26 May 2010   #13
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

The number of things that could slow down a system are legion. Along similar lines of what has already been posted, two things to consider, especially using FF (which I also use).

OS's in general and FF in particular have well-documented slow-down issues with a large HOSTS file. A suggested fix is to set the DNS Client to manual: go to <RUN> type <services.msc> (without the brackets), find DNS Client, right-click, select <PROPERTIES>, click <STOP>, then click <STARTUP TYPE> select <MANUAL> then <APPLY/OK> and boot.

The other thing to do (mentioned in Richc46's link) is to fine-tune all Services. I suggest that the quintessential guide for doing this is Black Viper's guide a must for those who wish to tweak Services.

As we all know, however, there is no limit to the activities that are able to slow down one's system other than the group's not being able to recall all of them.

Monk
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26 May 2010   #14
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

Can we stop giving the guy generic advice and actually find out what gadgets hes running first.

Sidebar should definitely NOT be using 25% cpu,. Ever.
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26 May 2010   #15
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post
Can we stop giving the guy generic advice and actually find out what gadgets hes running first.

Sidebar should definitely NOT be using 25% cpu,. Ever.
To each their own. I, for one, accomplish what I am able to, given the circumstances, and based on my willingness to expend my resources according to my whimsy.

Monk
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26 May 2010   #16
kucing13

 

back to thread.. FF using 250% is normal. mine is 550% . For adobe program is acceptable.Now down to your windows desktop gadget

how many gadgets run?
windows gadget or custom?

just asking. thanks
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26 May 2010   #17
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
back to thread.. FF using 250% is normal. mine is 550% . For adobe program is acceptable.Now down to your windows desktop gadget

how many gadgets run?
windows gadget or custom?

just asking. thanks
mines currently using 567MB... but then im running a tweaked profile with 61 tabs.... a stock profile would probably be 1.5x higher.
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26 May 2010   #18
kucing13

 

I guess tabs and windows affecting the ram use. Im running two windows of FF with more than 10 tabs on each.
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27 May 2010   #19
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

in about:config, change browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers to 1.

this reduces the memory use by a large margin.
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27 May 2010   #20
kucing13

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post
in about:config, change browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers to 1.

this reduces the memory use by a large margin.
Are you sure,where do I start? couldn't find that about;config thing
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