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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-24-2007, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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This is why Vista sucks

All I have running is firefox basically and Im using over 1gb of ram. I gotta find out how to cut the useless shit running and free up some ram.


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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-24-2007, 12:22 PM
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stop all the systray shit you have running. ituneshelper, ndstray, etc...

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i'm only using 636 mb with vista

and i'm running trillian, outlook, 3 rdp sessions, 4 ie windows, 2 firefox windows, media player, and a few other things.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-24-2007, 12:31 PM
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stop all the systray shit you have running. ituneshelper, ndstray, etc...
double that

i keep my tray free of EVERYTHING & ANYTHING! all i run is outlook @ work and the PLD link for the scanner (which i use alot @ work).

work computer sucks but with only the estimating software+outlook+excel+IE running it pulls about 400mb on XP. laptop pulls ~350 on vista with same configuration

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stop all the systray shit you have running. ituneshelper, ndstray, etc...
I just dont know what all needs to run... Im running vista on a laptop so there are extra programs that need to run...

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no there really isn't anything that "needs" to run, all that manufacturer bullshit is what's slowing you down.

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I just dont know what all needs to run... Im running vista on a laptop so there are extra programs that need to run...
Go here and run a scan and it will tell you what is and isn't necessary.

FWIW, for the short time I had Vista on my pc it used less memory than XP.





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Go here and run a scan and it will tell you what is and isn't necessary.

FWIW, for the short time I had Vista on my pc it used less memory than XP.
thanks.. I did some tweaking found at Blackviper.com and now its down to 800mb running trillian/firefox/outlook

pcpitstop only found internet explorer running

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I just dont know what all needs to run... Im running vista on a laptop so there are extra programs that need to run...
i never know what to end and what not to, i dont wanna end shit and then my computer doesnt run right...




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i never know what to end and what not to, i dont wanna end shit and then my computer doesnt run right...
www.blackviper.com has some good info... I just used their settings on the house computer and it brought the resources way down. Went from running 800mb on xp down to 150

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-25-2007, 10:15 PM
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Friend of mine bought her husband a new laptop with vista; could not get wireless internet access working. I screwed with it for quite a while and finally turned off the norton that came with it. Then the internet was accessible. I know that this was a norton issue rather than a vista issue (I installed AVG, worked without a single hitch) but it was rather frustrating trying to navigate thru vista to find where to make changes (with the corresponding "yes/no" nanny dialog boxes) when in XP I knew right where to go to look at stuff. I was totally unimpressed with vista. I see no reason to inflict it on my own systems. I'd rather install ubuntu.
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www.blackviper.com has some good info... I just used their settings on the house computer and it brought the resources way down. Went from running 800mb on xp down to 150

im gonna check that out tonight when i get home
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im gonna check that out tonight when i get home

damn good site. got me down from 256mb being wasted, to 90 mb.

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teach yourself what you can close. as long as you leave explorer.exe open you can still just do a restart and they will all come back till you close them again.



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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 07:42 PM
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used "safe" black viper services for vista prem and got processes down to 51 and ram usage down to 465mb from 685mb. It was worth the 8 mins it took!
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