Quantcast Definitive list of unnecessary processes?

Closed Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    977
    Rep Power
    19

    Default Definitive list of unnecessary processes?

    Does one exist on this board anywhere? Some of us computer stupid people don't know what we can safely disable.
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    M17x-R3 2920 / 680m / 12GB 1600 / Intel 520 180GB SSD / 750GB 7.2k / 1080p
    M18x-R2 3920 / 680m SLI / 20GB 1600 / Samsung 830 256GB / 750GB 7.2k / 1080p

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Singapore currently
    Posts
    2,709
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Definitive list of unnecessary processes?

    There was actually ...u ll have to search.

    It contained a list of processes which can be disabled which are by default enabled.

  3. #3
    Formerly waterwizard11
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On the Edge.
    Posts
    1,315
    Rep Power
    23

    Default Re: Definitive list of unnecessary processes?

    I think it would be easier to find a list of Nessicarry processes...since that list will be much smaller than a list of Unnessicarry processes...and probably easier to comprehend. Especially with random processes and viruses, and other stuff that seem to be new everyday.

  4. #4
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    977
    Rep Power
    19

    Default Re: Definitive list of unnecessary processes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Waterwizard11 View Post
    I think it would be easier to find a list of Nessicarry processes...since that list will be much smaller than a list of Unnessicarry processes...and probably easier to comprehend. Especially with random processes and viruses, and other stuff that seem to be new everyday.
    Yeah you're probably right.

    I did try the search but didn't find what I was looking for. The info was probably there and I just didn't recognize it since I probably didn't understand it.

    I currently have 46 processes running (not posting this from the Laptop in question) using 26% of physical memory. I have no idea what can be shut down safely. When I go through and shut down ones that look innocent I lose sound or some other equally bad thing happens.
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    M17x-R3 2920 / 680m / 12GB 1600 / Intel 520 180GB SSD / 750GB 7.2k / 1080p
    M18x-R2 3920 / 680m SLI / 20GB 1600 / Samsung 830 256GB / 750GB 7.2k / 1080p

  5. #5
    Notebook Deity
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,194
    Rep Power
    22

    Default Re: Definitive list of unnecessary processes?

    Post a screen grab of Task Manager.

  6. #6
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    977
    Rep Power
    19

    Default Re: Definitive list of unnecessary processes?

    Ok, as soon as I'm DLing a driver I'll log on with the laptop, connection speed right now is 24.1kb per sec so opening a web page while downloading really isn't an option. lol
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    M17x-R3 2920 / 680m / 12GB 1600 / Intel 520 180GB SSD / 750GB 7.2k / 1080p
    M18x-R2 3920 / 680m SLI / 20GB 1600 / Samsung 830 256GB / 750GB 7.2k / 1080p

  7. #7
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    977
    Rep Power
    19

    Default Re: Definitive list of unnecessary processes?

    Here they are.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails processes upper.JPG   processes lower.JPG  
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    M17x-R3 2920 / 680m / 12GB 1600 / Intel 520 180GB SSD / 750GB 7.2k / 1080p
    M18x-R2 3920 / 680m SLI / 20GB 1600 / Samsung 830 256GB / 750GB 7.2k / 1080p

  8. #8
    Notebook Deity
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    1,718
    Rep Power
    27

    Default Re: Definitive list of unnecessary processes?

    From what I've read in the past 46 proccesses for Vista isn't bad. If you have lots of memory (which you do), it's probably not a big deal to have a few extra running.
    | Dell Vostro 3500 | Windows 7 Pro | Intel i5 | nVidia 310M | 4GB DDR3 | WD 500GB @ 7200 RPM | HP Photosmart Plus | Netgear WGR614v10 |

    CIS, MBAM
    Chrome w/Bitdefender Traffic Light
    ATI Home 2012

  9. #9
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    977
    Rep Power
    19

    Default Re: Definitive list of unnecessary processes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiker View Post
    From what I've read in the past 46 proccesses for Vista isn't bad. If you have lots of memory (which you do), it's probably not a big deal to have a few extra running.
    You're probably right, but this goes back to my goal of achieving the greatest level of performance possible out of this 2nd tier computer. If there's anything unnecessary at all I plan to shut it down.
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    M17x-R3 2920 / 680m / 12GB 1600 / Intel 520 180GB SSD / 750GB 7.2k / 1080p
    M18x-R2 3920 / 680m SLI / 20GB 1600 / Samsung 830 256GB / 750GB 7.2k / 1080p

  10. #10
    Lazy as the Day is Long
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The SSR of NYC
    Posts
    8,179
    Rep Power
    59

    Default Re: Definitive list of unnecessary processes?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlimShady View Post
    You're probably right, but this goes back to my goal of achieving the greatest level of performance possible out of this 2nd tier computer. If there's anything unnecessary at all I plan to shut it down.
    In that case, you'd be better served by learning the ins and outs of your specific system, and learning why certain processes can be disabled and others cannot or should not, instead of trying to rely on others' say-so without understanding what the underlying issues are.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:55 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.2
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1