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Do you go "overboard" when running a lot of things on a new computer?

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Well on my old 800mhz computer, 256mb ram, non existent video card I would always try to salvage as much ram as i could by running virtually nothing along side the OS except for my AV...now that i have this computer and can run so many things on startup I find that i don't do such a thing. I'm curious if those of you with very highend computers tend to run a crapload of programs on startup. There are only like 4 extra processes alongside the OS that i run including my AV and msi AB. I could run much more but i tend to salvage my ram even though I have so much to spare now. I just wanted to know if anyone is conservative like this.
post #2 of 17
I'll take a look at what starts up on my sig rig, but I'm guessing since I haven't tweaked it at all i have a decent amount.
post #3 of 17
I have my av, ccc, mouse software, keyboard software and aida64. I trimmed down Microsoft services a lot though.

I notice no real difference in boot time.
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first thing i do is run Bad company 2 maxed aha
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I think I have video drivers and steam. That's it.
    
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I don't have a nice rig, and I have like 10 startup programs....
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post #7 of 17
I just have my AV and EVGA precision. Everything else is disabled but then again I want my computer to be in the desktop as fast as possible
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post #8 of 17
I run what I need on startup, a lot are disabled. Having used a computer with 2.8Ghz P4 as my primary before Sept 09, and now also using a laptop with a 1.7Ghz Pentium M Dothan (similar performance), I can manage pretty well on low performance PCs as well as high performance ones.
post #9 of 17
Started gaming long before the multi-core/lotsa-RAM era. Paring down my startup programs and my services is just a reflex now.
post #10 of 17
AV, CoreTemp, TeamViewer Server, MSI Afterburner, Firefox, Thunderbird, Pidgin

So yes, I do have quite a bit more run on startup on my desktop than on my slow as hell laptop. On my laptop having a quick boot time is important and it needs all the help it can get. But my desktop shreds through everything so having a bunch of programs that I'm going to open anyways run on startup is just efficient thinking.
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