System Resource usage

Discussion in 'polls' started by Q Section, Dec 7, 2003.

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On startup how many system resources does your computer use?

  1. Up to 5%

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    100.0%
  2. 6-10%

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    0.0%
  3. 11-15%

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    0.0%
  4. 16-20%

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  5. 21-25%

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  6. 26-30%

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  7. 31-35%

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  8. 36+%

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  1. Q Section

    Q Section Registered Member

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    Please mention your OS and your CPU/Speed and RAM. Lastly please give your opinion if you think your computer is running a bit slowly because of the security software but if you think it is a good trade-off.

    This computer is 98SE, PII 450, 320MB RAM, uses ~41% system resources upon startup and the computer runs pretty well as is.

    Best wishes
     
  2. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    WinME, 159Mb ram, 233Mhz cpu

    13% sys resource usage at start-up

    I only use security programs with VERY light footprints -- DrWeb, Outpost-free, RegProt, WinPatrol, ScriptDefender.
     
  3. tepi

    tepi Registered Member

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    Win 2K, 320 MB RAM, 733 megahertz Intel Pentium III

    1-2% CPU and 40-45% of RAM in use at startup, though besides NAV, TDS-3, SYGATE and SpywareGuard, I have four monitoring utilities running and Netscape loaded with no noticeable slowing down.

    Regards.
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Windows XP Pro 384 MB RIMM P4 @ 1.4 GHz

    1% CPU and 198 MB memory in use with all security programs, that start at boot running, email-client and 3 browser windows open.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. FukenFooser 007.5

    FukenFooser 007.5 Registered Member

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    Hello to ALL

    We are using the task manager to check this amount?


    l8r



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  6. Q Section

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    Yes the task manager is used but is it true that Win XP does not give the resources used as a percent? If not then specify the memory usage.
     
  7. Pilli

    Pilli Registered Member

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    CPU 0 - 2% Physical Mem = 523MB Avaialable = 297MB System cache = 234MB
     
  8. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

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    XP Pro P4 1.8 Ghz - 512 MB RAM, 1 - 2 % CPU

    (having 5 security apps running, browser (3 windows) plus email client.

    regards,

    paul
     
  9. JimIT

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    W2K Pro, Athlon XP 2000+, 384mb RAM, 3 security apps, browser. 1-2%. 195mb available, 218mb cache.
     
  10. FukenFooser 007.5

    FukenFooser 007.5 Registered Member

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    1% to 2%, 523k t, 273k A,
    3 open windows, zone,mess, antiv,AVG, 28 processes.
     
  11. DougRees

    DougRees Registered Member

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    As of today, it's an Win XP-Pro, Athlon XP 2500+, ASUS MB, 1 Gig DDR memory, Maxtor 80mb & 40mb HDs, Plextor PX708A CD/DVD burner, Hitachi backup CD reader, Lian Li case, Vantec PS, Sony 15" CRT Monitor, NVidia Video Card, Epson CS900 printer, Mictotek Scanmaker 4800. It's a work in progress, though.
     
  12. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    system resource usage negligable with AV,AT,firewall And all other security apps running.
     
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  13. dog

    dog Guest

    XP Home sp1
    512MB- RD
    P4 - 2.4
    2-4% usage
     
  14. Robyn

    Robyn Registered Member

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    XP SP1 HE

    P4 Hyper Threaded 2.80Ghz CPU 1GB RAM DDR (dual Channel)

    TDS / Sygate Pro / Router firewall / AVG Pro + other security applications + Outlook 2003

    0-3% CPU usage
     
  15. Marja

    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    XP Sp1 HE

    P4 512 Ram 2.2Ghz

    All I see is a running graph like a cardiograph and I wish I hadn't seen it! It seems to make huge jumps on the memory:eek: If someone could tell me what I am seeing, it would be appreciated!:doubt:
     
  16. Strik3Forc3

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    Win 2k , 12ghz Celeron, 256mb....

    1-2% CPU at startup and 201-202 mb memory free...

    I dont use realtime scanning but scans every once and a while with Sophos and checks files downloaded...

    I only have BOClean,RegistryProt and Sygate running at startup and nothing else apart from these services: Eventlog,RPC,Plug and Play and SMC.exe (Sygate)...

    All other services is either uninstalled or disabled and I cant say I notice any slowdowns because of any of the security-programs I use and I Im ver cautious when choosing an app and checks with InCtrl5 what it does during the install and how much resources it sucks up and if its bloated I get rid of it with help of the InCtrl5-logs.... ;)

    Cheerz! :D
     
  17. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    XP home edition with service pack 2 RC1 , 2.6GHz pentium 4, 256MB DDR SDRAM. 2% resoruce usage at startup. ALL security software, but not much resource usage.
    Computer is running at very high speed all the time. Even when performing heavy work, performance is still extremely stable. Plan to upgrade to 1024MB of RAM and higher. Also plan to upgrade to the new Windows Longhorn coming soon.
     
  18. Paranoid2000

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    Pardon me for being an awkward spoilsport (again :D ) but isn't CPU/memory utilisation going to vary depending on current activities? Lots of network traffic should affect the firewall's utilisation while AV real-time scanners will be most busy when lots of new files are being created or written to. In addition, some programs will affect others' CPU utilisation as reported in Task Manager (e.g. running some AV software causes Outpost Firewall's CPU to go up because it constantly writes to its log file).

    If everyone here is giving figures for when their system is idle, then I would suggest that they are of no real relevance (except perhaps for Win9x/ME user/GDI/system "resources" which stay the same as far as I know...).
     
  19. MakoFusion

    MakoFusion Registered Member

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    I am on a 667 Mhz P3 computer with 320 megs of 133 SDRAM. With Windows 98SE how do I find (or is there a program) how much memory each running process is using and exactly what am I looking for in terms of physical memory and what not?
     
  20. Paranoid2000

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    Try the Windows Process Watcher, part of Windows 95 Kernel Toys Set. Although written for 95, it should work well for 98 also (I have used it with 98FE).

    Another option would be TaskInfo2003 (30 day trial but a bit pricey for US$35).
     
  21. MakoFusion

    MakoFusion Registered Member

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    This was exactly what I was looking for... Thanks!
     
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