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

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Guest

I have 45 processes running at the moment, and half of them are svchost lol (ok not really, but I have like 8 svchost processes running).

Windows XP SP3 here btw. ;)
 
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Guest

71 running now i windows xp pro sp3 32bit 4 core amd cpu at 3.4ghz and 3.25gb of system ram it's really 4gb but reports 3.25gb of dd2 800mhz. im running bonic world community grid on two of 4 cores. mainly rest are windows and security programs. cpu usage is at 50% and page file usage is 1.20gb. does large page file matter these days anymore.
 

z0k!

TS Rookie
107 atm,but i dont really keep tabs on it anymore...the bottleneck on mainstream notebooks is really the hard disks these days
 
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Guest

Yeah, Really I yes, I take care about the number of process on my "Windows XP" PCs.

My own rules:
(<= 20+1 for 1 core ... really not posible)... then the number for 2 cores.
<= 35+1 for 2 cores ... posible
<= 45+1 for 3 cores ... very posible
<= 50+1 for 4 cores ... very very posible

+1 for "Task manager".

a 80GB disk partition for OS, rest (same disk and others) for data,
I use a Defrag Utility for disks care (I can recommend Ultimate Defrag > 2.0),
and I tune some params...

...Really I did't have any speed problems with my old PCs, Do you ?
 

z0k!

TS Rookie
I do wish to see this happen with our smartphones one day..seems like our win 98/xp optimisation days are back on our phones
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
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 ;)
I honestly don't see any conflict of interest or mutual exclusivity issues here.

I can hate Chrome for all the reasons I've always hated it. I can hate the "one tab = one process" feature in Chrome on my own perceived lack of merit. I can hate Chrome idiopathically, and don't even have to justify that. And, I can also hate the "one tab = one process" feature in my own browser, (should it occur), without hating the browser itself. All bases covered, simple as that.
 
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Guest

I run 44 to 50 at any given time! My startup is tweaked as well as my task schedule and actual services. Why run anything that is not necessary?
 
G

Guest

around 40s right after booting.
with browser, im and such right now around 75.

but this 32bit windows is what really holding me back. :(
 

JMMD

TechSpot Chancellor
46 right now. I don't install a lot of crap so I keep the number pretty low. It saddens me when I see someone running 80+ processes.
 
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Guest

With Windows XP I had mine optimized down to 24 background processes, and now with Windows 7 64 Bit I am running 35.
 

Rancid

TS Rookie
I'm at 53 on the Win7 64bit and 32 on my xp 32bit box.. It could be lower but I have the two running Input director and virtual box for mint and Macubuntu machines.

Ran~
 

n00bzZy

TS Enthusiast
Currently on 95 processes, but that's because I only got around 15 Chrome tabs open. Usually around 120 processes with Chrome tabs taking around 40 of those, sometimes more. With 12GB RAM, it doesn't really matter though.
 
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Guest

No clue. But I'll tell you one thing -- that graphic that you put there, showing the four processes (running each on its own processOR) looks a lot like my computer when I'm running music production software like Cubase.
 

T77

TS Enthusiast
50 processes running.............Opera active with 4 tabs open and just recovered from a BSOD!! lol