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Windows 7: Windows 7 without Antivirus

31 Jan 2010   #31
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Spikes of 5-6% of your CPU really aren't a big deal either, are they? I mean I am sitting here with my laptop which runs wonderfully, I'm using next to no applications and this is what my task manager looks like.

And the spike that you see there is from when I launched paint.net to grab the image from my screen. But on modern dual and quad core processors you don't even feel those spikes




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31 Jan 2010   #32
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Spikes of 5-6% of your CPU really aren't a big deal either, are they? I mean I am sitting here with my laptop which runs wonderfully, I'm using next to no applications and this is what my task manager looks like.

And the spike that you see there is from when I launched paint.net to grab the image from my screen. But on modern dual and quad core processors you don't even feel those spikes

I never meant it was a big deal. If anything I was stating it was really nothing and had little to no effect on my performance.
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31 Jan 2010   #33
Capella

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

To parks:
I download anime a lot and they are large files
The trouble is that I save downloaded episodes to the external hard drive. Usually, I am watching anime while downloading a file. When the file is finished downloading, the windows explorer (copying file to external hdd) appears and loads.
With mse, while the copying of the file to external hdd is happening, the video im watching will lag, until the copying is finished.
Its something really really small and minor, but I guess mse isn't entirely efficient (I wouldn't expect it to. Its already a good program =D) but, minor irks (ex: videos taking longer to load, pages in internet explorer loading a bit slower, etc.)
Ah well...
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31 Jan 2010   #34
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you are watching the video from your external drive and saving that file to the external drive at the same time...you may be maxing out the USB2 bus as well.

MSE is not necessarily the be-all end all of AV apps. I use Avast on my wife's computer, MSE on my own personal machine, Trend on my machines at work and used to use AVG before MSE. All were a bit different, but mostly ran without me ever being aware of them or without experiencing any issues created by them.

For me, my OS runs from an SSD and my storage drive is a local SATA drive (WD caviar black). Everything else is on on my network and I'm only using a 100 megabit per second switch for everything. I generally don't see many lags or pauses with anything that I do.
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31 Jan 2010   #35
Capella

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

you have an sdd? and a local SATA drive internally?
Ill swap you for my processor XD
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31 Jan 2010   #36
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capella View Post
you have an sdd? and a local SATA drive internally?
Ill swap you for my processor XD
Thanks for the offer, but I think that I will keep my setup the way that it is. It really wasn't all that extravagant. My Intel X25-M Gen2 80GB was $289 and my 1TB WD Caviar Black was $99. So, less than $400 in my storage on my box.

My CPU is plenty for what I do. It's a quad core Q9550 which at stock is 2.83Ghz..but I'm running it at 3.2 on the stock cooler with no issues whatsoever.
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31 Jan 2010   #37
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capella View Post
@Orpheus: were you being serious? about the disable everything suggestion lol
It's the only way to be completely be sure that you will never get infected, but it wouldn't be much fun would it?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capella View Post
I don't really do much on my computer, no storing massive amounts of family photos, etc (im not an adult!) I simply store schoolwork documents.
I'm actually kind of jealous of kids these days, it'd be too easy to use the excuse "I lost my homework due to a virus". At the risk of sounding like an old fart, we had to be much more creative back in my day...
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"I'm positive that a very high percentage of members on this site would have experienced the loss of important data due to infections in the past."

Really...?
Your response got me curious, so I've posted a poll here:
Have you ever lost data due to infections?
I think it'll be interesting to see the results, feel free to post your comments on it
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31 Jan 2010   #38
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capella View Post
you have an sdd? and a local SATA drive internally?
Ill swap you for my processor XD
Internal SATA drives are cheaper than external drives, but obviously not as convenient to carry information around on.
If you want convenience and a reasonable transfer speed, get yourself an eSATA drive, or an internal SATA drive inside an external SATA - eSATA case. You'll also need to have an eSATA port available on your pc to use it, if you don't have one, you can get a PCI eSATA card to fit an ATX motherboard
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31 Jan 2010   #39
Capella

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

....wwat?? I got the first part but...ATX? PCI eSATA?
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31 Jan 2010   #40
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capella View Post
....wwat?? I got the first part but...ATX? PCI eSATA?
Short for external Serial ATA, essentially an external connection of the SATA standard that is now the widely used form of connector for internal hard drives. Convential SATA 2.0 connectors allow for a theoretical transfer rate of 300mb/s, a stark comparison to the 50-60mb/s per second currently offered under the USB 2.0 standard.



ATX = standard motherboard format used in desktop/tower cases

PCI = standard expansion card slot on an ATX motherboard - being replaced by PCI-E (see below)
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