32 processes running....what the??

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by neo090282, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. neo090282

    neo090282 Guest

    I have just upgraded to xp on my laptop and i have 32 processes running, however this includes iexplorer. This is eating up my RAM, what the best option for finding out what they are and how to remove them???

    What about msconfig??

    Thanks help appreciated
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I usually use X-Setup to alter program startup and things like that. I hav 49 processes on my PC right now for comparison.
     
  3. neo090282

    neo090282 Guest

    That link didnt work, but i'll search google.

    How much RAM have you got?

    I think i need to free some of mine up and 29 seems like too many???:huh:
     
  4. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    37 running here. jeez Geffy now thats what i call a lot LOL
     
  5. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    20 here...
     
  6. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I have 512 RAM 325 in use at the mo
    but I have mIRC, Trillan, MSN, PowerMenu, ConquerCam, Opera, Mozilla, All Seeing Eye, Notmad Manager, HotSync, CoolMon, tuxtime, Winamp Agent, LogiTech Tray, iTouch.

    Damn thats a helluva lot, *goes to kill half of it*
     
  7. renakuajo

    renakuajo Guest

    23......20 if i dont count trillian,mozilla&objectdock



    check BlkViper

    dont use msconfig, use services.msc, check the guide
     
  8. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    29-32 is what I see most often of XP. If your RAM is being all used up by 32 processes, then I would drop $30 or so for another stick of RAM. MS recommends 128MB minimum, but I think the minimum should be 256MB for decent performance. If you don't really want to buy more RAM though, then check BlkViper as renakuajo suggested and disable services that you don't need. Most services usually don't use up near as much memory as applications that you open though, so you might want to disable apps that you don't frequently use.