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


TechSpot Chancellor
Currently sitting at 70, I tend to not over think it as much as I used to but still keep an eye on it from time to time. On my older systems I'm more prudent however.


TS Maniac
121 right now. I remember spending a lot of time optimizing windows (98 and XP, that is) and google terms like "how to reduce memory usage" or "tweak windows". Those days are probably gone. I guess I would use a lot more time tweaking than I'd actually save.


Actually to the poster aboe since this is chrome 218 Tabs equal 218 processes


TS Enthusiast
At the moment have 63 processes running. Did a reload of Windows last night and am still installing other software, will probably go a little higher when all done.


TS Rookie
53 without chrome open. I really don't like how chrome takes up so much space in the processes window. If I ever have to find another running process, I have to scroll through 20-some chrome processes to find it. I understand how chrome works but it'd be nice if all the same processes were listed together under a nested tree.


TechSpot Paladin
That's the best reason ever not to use Chrome.
I think other browsers are heading in the same direction as well. Reason for this is, if a site hangs up or crashes a tab, the whole browser session will not crash.

I think we should stick to not liking chrome in-line with our previous observations ;)


TS Rookie
68. 11 of them are Chrome processes.

I have a fairly old PC so whenever I notice lag while doing things, I usually open task manager and look for dodgy/unnecessary processes.