What are Threads?

By craigdexter1 · 11 replies
Dec 21, 2006
  1. When you ctrl+alt+del and you check processes and performance and so on what re 'threads'? I have 500+ going on at any given time. Is that High?

    I recall my brother saying he has only like 20 running on his box.
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    500 threads running is not overly high. I think you`ll find you brother is referring to how many processes he has running.

    For example: I have 18 processes and 299 threads running at the moment.

    See HERE for an explanation of what threads are.

    Regards Howard :)
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    I happen to have 51 processes and 420 threads at the moment.
  5. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    I've wondered about that before too, also what are handles?? lol

    Presently I have 38 processes and 601 threads a running.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    42 processes and 468 threads, I win!

    /work computer
  7. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    43 processes / 430 threads :D
  8. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Yeah but I have more threads than you do!!! ha! ha!

    work computer as well....
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Bet I got more installed programs :)

    Just to keep this a bit on topic before I post a screenshot a handle is:
    Now for the screenshot:
  10. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Okay well you DO have me beat there! So with that meaning of handles, whats it mean when you got more, like my 601? Mean more programs are running? Or am i missing something?
  11. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    20 he says

    I think hes quoteing something else.
    I have 439 and 42 processes.The main concern is cpu useage.
    Mine is 1 or 2 % right now.
    Are you Networking ? This should be stated in your post.I'm not.
  12. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Yes...he was talking about running processes not threads. :)
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