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I recently, actually about an hour ago, just got my new laptop for college. I use pretty "resource-heavy" programs, like Photoshop, so I got something fairly porwerful in terms of memory and whatnot. I got the Dell Studio XPS laptop with 5GB of DDR3 RAM, 320GB HD, 2.66GHz Centrino 2 Duo processor, ATI Radeon 512MB video card, and Windows Vista 64-bit.

 

However, currently, with Firefox(2 tabs) and Windows Task Manager open, I have 78-79 processes running. I'm only using a steady 33-35% of my RAM, but my CPU usage keeps fluctuating between 9% and 20-something-%. I can't really see why, since the Task Manager only shows 3 or 4 processes using only around 2- I even have "show processes from all users on". I disabled quite a bit of stuff from starting and appearing in the Task Bar. I removed McAfee and installed AVG. I disabled the Bluetooth Adapter, but the icon still shows up with "turn Bluetooth adapter on" as my only option when I right click.

 

Is there anyone with Windows Vista 64-bit that can help me narrow down my processes running and keep everything at a steady pace? I plan on putting this laptop through the tests soon, with an updated Photoshop, playing UT3, and using the UT3 3D editor- the latter will probably be the hardest on the computer.

 

Also, why do some processes have *32 beside the names? For example, BluetoohHeadsetProxy.exe*32 which is "Bluetooth Headset Skype Proxy"... I can probably disable that one, since I don't use Skype or headsets :D Is it because the programs are only in 32 bit?

 

Thanks.

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Nice toy, but can you show us an original Photoshop image you've created using 5GB of DDR3 RAM, 320GB HD, 2.66GHz Centrino 2 Duo processor, ATI Radeon 512MB video card, and Windows Vista 64-bit?

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Nice toy, but can you show us an original Photoshop image you've created using 5GB of DDR3 RAM, 320GB HD, 2.66GHz Centrino 2 Duo processor, ATI Radeon 512MB video card, and Windows Vista 64-bit?

 

 

I don't have Photoshop on here yet. :(

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Maybe these links will help, but as usual with these tweaks, proceed with caution.

 

http://www.vistarewired.com/2007/02/18/services

 

http://www.speedyvista.com/services.php

 

And of course the ever popular Black Viper guide:

 

http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm

 

 

Thanks for this. I found a few of them that I can go ahead and disable. I'm sure I can disable many more once I get to college, but since I'm not sure what I'll be doing with this laptop, I better just keep the confusing ones enabled. :)

 

By the way, have you ever heard of the Vista Ultimate volume pop-up disappearing? Not like a typical pop-up with the minimize, maximize, and close buttons, but just a translucent screen that shows the volume as you change it(like the Macs). It's not coming up anymore, even after a restart. :blink:

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I don't have Vista, and even after a bit of googling I can't help you with that one, but there are other Vista users on here may have some ideas.

 

Thanks. I Googled myself, but I only found information on sound drivers and hardware issues. Using the word "pop-up" wasn't helpful either, since well... that brought up results about pop-ups in Vista. :lol:

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This might help:

 

 

 

Link:

 

Thanks hazelnut and Dennis. The link above gave me my answer. I disabled Quickset and thats why my volume "pop-up" disappeared. <_< Oh well, I guess I'll have to live with the 70+ processes running.

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I wouldn't worry about having those processes running.

 

Most people on XP, as well as Vista, have a lot of stuff running over and above what you can tweak via "Services". As long as you don't have any major slowdown problems then I'd just leave well alone.

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