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tjohn
06-23-08, 03:24 PM
I can't figure this out. Fresh install of vista 64 4 GB Ram. Is it something to do with power management??

bacon12
06-23-08, 03:55 PM
Which process(s) are ruing the most?

Roliath
06-23-08, 04:03 PM
Superfetch

bacon12
06-23-08, 04:07 PM
Could be.

tjohn
06-23-08, 05:57 PM
Superfetch is the first thing I disabled.

svchost 50,472k is the biggest, then firefox @ 43,499k, winmail @ 33,200k

jeffmd
06-23-08, 06:12 PM
svchost is services. Id look into whats running as a service, see if theres any that can use lots of memory as part of its operation.

tjohn
06-23-08, 06:26 PM
svchost is services. Id look into whats running as a service, see if theres any that can use lots of memory as part of its operation.

There are a few svchosts running. How would I look into that?

Single Player
06-23-08, 06:32 PM
i think it's ok/ i have 4gb and i'm also at 33% idle

a12ctic
06-23-08, 06:34 PM
Most modern operating systems cache a lot of your ram so things run faster. Vista hogs some of it, but the rest of it is probably just stuff being cached.

grey_1
06-23-08, 06:46 PM
There are a few svchosts running. How would I look into that?

rt click each and click 'Go to service'

tjohn
06-23-08, 07:19 PM
Most modern operating systems cache a lot of your ram so things run faster. Vista hogs some of it, but the rest of it is probably just stuff being cached.

Agreed, but my main pc also fresh vista 64 idles at 12 or 13 %

It must be something to do with power management.

tjohn
06-23-08, 07:19 PM
rt click each and click 'Go to service'

Thanks, I'll check them now :)

tjohn
06-23-08, 07:26 PM
Well the biggest svchost runs all this !!

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/tjohn/serv1.jpg

grey_1
06-23-08, 07:42 PM
http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/supertweaks.htm

Have fun :)

I would recommend writing down each service you change in the event you have a problem later, so you know what to undo.

tjohn
06-23-08, 08:23 PM
http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/supertweaks.htm

Have fun :)

I would recommend writing down each service you change in the event you have a problem later, so you know what to undo.

Thanks Grey :) but I've done all the things on my lappy that I've done on my main rig (which idles at 12% with sidebar) I'm at 39% right now on this lappy, I have windows media player open and firefox. That's nuts!!

grey_1
06-23-08, 08:33 PM
Gah..yah, that's a little high :p

All I can think of is something to do with power management. My laptop still has XP so I can't make any comparisons for you.

tjohn
06-24-08, 06:50 AM
Guess I'll start disabling more services, I keep googling power management which has proved fruitless so far :(

grey_1
06-24-08, 05:26 PM
Didn't have much success myself. It may not be that..I just can't think of anything else off the top of my head.

a12ctic
06-24-08, 05:43 PM
Is it laggy?

If its not does it really matter?

tjohn
06-24-08, 06:21 PM
Is it laggy?

If its not does it really matter?

No, it very quick. It's just that my main pc idles at 12%

I quess it really doesn't matter as long as nothing is wrong.

tjohn
06-24-08, 07:01 PM
I just went into bios setup and disabled wake on lan / wireless lan and that got me down to 23% :) It's definitely some hardware issues that vista is setting chunks of memory aside for. There really isn't much more in the bios I can play with. I'll check for an update.

grey_1
06-24-08, 07:10 PM
Good to remember if I ever have vista on a laptop!

And even if it is quick, it's still nice to know what's causing the difference.

tjohn
06-24-08, 07:22 PM
Good to remember if I ever have vista on a laptop!

And even if it is quick, it's still nice to know what's causing the difference.

This thing is 100% faster than my old Toshy Lappy.

I my recent desktop build I went with a dual boot xp pro 32 and vista 64 because I loved xp pro and thought, awe what the hell I'll test out vista. Now I love Vista 64 and haven't booted into xp pro for weeks. Go figure :o

BTW... right now I'm back up to 27% with firefox running LOL