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I currently have 67 processes running in task manager in windows 7 Home, my i5 3570k is at 4.4Ghz so i'm sure it can handle that and still run games smooth but I don't know if that number of processes running is normal? I remember getting it down to about 22 processes under winxp but i don't know how to do that under windows 7 Home, how many processes do you have running?
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What OS are you running? If it's Windows, that's a high amount of processes to be running with nothing open. If you have Chrome open, keep in mind that with even a few tabs up, that can add another 10 processes. I aim to have 35 or less processes after a restart. Run msconfig to see if there's any startup programs you can remove and use the Black Viper guide to services to disable any services you don't use, such as print spooler if you don't print anything or tablet pc input if you don't have a touch screen.
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Woe is me. Process number isn't really that important, though, it's CPU time and disk usage that mostly affects performance. I don't remember if they had a way to measure this in 7.. certainly not in XP.
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Originally Posted by devikyn View Post



Woe is me. Process number isn't really that important, though, it's CPU time and disk usage that mostly affects performance. I don't remember if they had a way to measure this in 7.. certainly not in XP.

Like he said with a solid cpu such as a 3570k having a good bit of proccess isnt to bad I average on Win8 around 65...I also have another 3770k machine bloated with everything and gets 95 proc. however the performance is about the same. Like devikyn stated its mainly disk usage and cpu.
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Ok so it's not so bad, I guess I just have bad memories of my old windows 98 pentium 3 machine coming to a crawl from 16 processes haha Thanks all!
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I Curently Have 26 Procceses Runing in My Rig:) Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Uses On startup 370-400mb memory wink.gif)
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Originally Posted by KamaYeah View Post

I Curently Have 26 Procceses Runing in My Rig:) Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Uses On startup 370-400mb memory wink.gif)

howd you get it that low! do tell
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Varies from ~45 on my Sever 2008 R2 system running a bunch of stuff, to as few as 10 on my Win 2k netbook.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KamaYeah View Post

I Curently Have 26 Procceses Runing in My Rig:) Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Uses On startup 370-400mb memory wink.gif)
Later when i go home i will post my Running/Stopped Services:) also you must turn windows to Performance Mode ( 98 style) i did that cause i dont realy care about visual style JUST PERFORMANCEEEE!!
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Around 31-40 depending on my mood, I guess?

Windows 7 doesn't respond to tweaking like XP did (my FX-51 rig with XP Pro had 11 processes max; gained between 9 and 45% performance in benches/games). My advice, disable the stuff you KNOW you don't need, and don't mess with the rest.
   
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