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post #21 of 28
Glad to see you figured it out.
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post #22 of 28
normal... use rainmeter. MUCH better.
    
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I take it back.. CPU usage still goes up pretty high; even without any "active" gadgets.
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post #24 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grafixs View Post
I didn't know people used it? lol
I really dont use it. Since it uses more memory. I just like it classic old way with no sidebar.
 
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post #25 of 28
Use a g15 for cpu/ram usage. I only use it for the quick remote desktop connection and the vista shut down bar.
    
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post #26 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
I really dont use it. Since it uses more memory. I just like it classic old way with no sidebar.
Memory isn't the issue for me since 4 GB is plenty.

Okay so I looked up some of the gadgets. One being Simple Date from thehobbylounge.com. It seems that the new version is somewhat bugged so I downgraded it and everything seems smooth so far. *crosses fingers*
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post #27 of 28
A good alternative to vista's side bar is
http://www.thoosje.com/sidebar.html
All the stuff you need in one process.
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post #28 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blizzie View Post
Aww. That's the whole point of the sidebar. To glance over and see how much RAM is used, etc.
Agreed! I recently installed some networking app that tells you your ip and mac address and what not. Now it eats up my ram like a mofo! Im gonna get rid of sidebar. It causes my PC to boot slowly as well.
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