Weekend Open Forum: How many processes are running right now?

By Matthew · 144 replies
Aug 12, 2011
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  1. Not long ago, it was fairly common for power users to reference Windows' process list as if it were a barometer for the machine's speed. I can recall forum debates…

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  2. Shawn Knight

    Shawn Knight TechSpot Staff Posts: 9,467   +100

    I'm sitting at 77 right now.
  3. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i have 61 running right now but normally i don't pay attention to it.
  4. 23 proc

    u dont really need more than that
  5. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    I have 72 processes running. I don't pay attention to it anymore. When I computer was dirt slow I used to get rid of them constantly.
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Indeed. Unless you want to....ya know...do stuff.

  7. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

  8. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    Haha +1.
  9. bchen88c

    bchen88c TS Member Posts: 23

    118, i had 142 when i had 2 users logged on. Using 3.24 GB of RAM right now out of 6 GB (realistically 5.80). Also note that I use Intel HD Graphics (1st gen), which can take at most 1.5GB from RAM.
  10. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    I remember the thread you are referring to i think. I believe it was Mictlantecuhtli that had it down to 16 processes or something around there.
  11. Right now I have 59 Processes running. I try to keep a Clean Machine.
  12. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    69...how fortuitous.

    My primary rig is running at 0 presently

    /waits for Guest to post negative five in order to show me how it's done.
  13. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    Well, including the 9 tabs I have open in Chrome, i'm at 101...don't even know what half of this stuff is, lol. I know some of it is ASUS software, and some of it is skinning programs, but more than half of it is stuff that i've never seen...might need to check up on some of this. But hey, CPU is only hovering between 5 to 10 percent, and RAM around 25-30 (never reaching more than 60, and that's when I have a game going...I have a feeling most of the RAM usage is coming from the skinning programs). Still, I should probably look into some these and see what's in there that's useless.
  14. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    59 with Chrome open... I like my computer doing what I want it to.
  15. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    Ah, thanks for posting that. Now I know why I sit around 2GB usage. Never thought of INTEL HD Graphics using 1.5gigs. Guess my programs aren't using as much as I thought they were (i have the same amount of RAM as you....for now. Hope to replace the 2 gig card with a 4 gig in the next month or 2 to get the full 8 that this laptop can handle. Do I need that much? Probably not, but it'll make me feel better :p
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    Well, right now I have 39. I could kill the printer, spool server, and jqs.exe. When I close the task manager, that would be 35.

    Does this mean it's true what they say, I really don't have a life?.....:confused:

    Ever since Intel 915 graphics, which would set aside up to 244MB (?), one might guess that number would go up in concert with improved graphics. But, 1.5 GB is a truly unexpected number.....! Intel uses a set aside for graphics number which is based on available RAM. So, the fact that a large amount you've to begin with, most likely leads to this outcome. Sort of like tropical fish growing to the size appropriate to their tank.
  17. Well right now 46. But its usually about 60.
  18. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Sadly now...there can be but one outcome.

    ...On the bright side, It seems Chef is getting on swimmingly.

  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    I'm still confused. Should I jump off a bridge, or just download some malware.....:confused:
  20. 77 right now.

    According to Soluto, I run 63 processes when starting.
  21. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Just do what i do.
    speak in ever diminishing circles until you disappear up your own mouthhole.:D
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    Wow, your drugs are way, way better than my drugs.....

    F# F# G G F# F# G G..A C D A.......repeat...

    I just felt that strangest compulsion to write down the chord progression to the verses of "White Rabbit".......

    Dum dum da-da-da dum dah......Dum dum da-da-da dum dah.

    (I tried to work, " one pill makes you disappear into you own mouth hole", into the melody line, but you really have to force it.
  23. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Oh great. Now I have the bass-line of White Rabbit on a loop in my head with Hendrix's Star spangled banner crashing in randomly.
  24. Nazeem

    Nazeem TS Member

    108 right now. But i've seen it go up to 200 without missing a beat.
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    You're welcome! Think nothing of it! That was the least I could do...:rolleyes:

    "Remember, what the door mouse said, "Feed your head", Feed your head"...........Clang, clang, clang..., clang, clang, clang....., clang CLANG!

    (I always forget the chords to that last part, the song changes key) :confused:

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