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XP Task Manager/Processes

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by EarsToVanGogh, Nov 26, 2003.

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  1. EarsToVanGogh

    EarsToVanGogh Thread Starter

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    I am wondering if someone can take a look at this task manager and let me know if there are some things that are slowing me down that are not necessary. (The blank spots under User Name have been erased 'cause it's a name.)

    Hopefully, there will be a successful screen shot of my "Processes" list here. I seem to be running a lot of things (41 in this shot) and this new computer is not quite the zippy little thing (opening programs, etc.) that I thought it would be.

    WinXP Pro, 256MB RAM, 40GB, 2.20GHZ, Pentium 4-M...

    Thanks much.
     

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  2. dos1977

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    I think you should upgrade your RAM to say 512 MB!!!
     
  3. EarsToVanGogh

    EarsToVanGogh Thread Starter

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    Thanks, dos. :)

    I have one open slot on this laptop, so I can fill 'er up. I've never done it before. Any big do's and don'ts? Recommendations as to which brand to buy?

    This is a Toshiba Satellite A10-S177.

    Do you have to do anything after you put it in? Change anything? Set something?... or do I just get to jump for joy and do my happy dance? :)

    Thanks.
     
  4. EarsToVanGogh

    EarsToVanGogh Thread Starter

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    Toshiba's site has a Kingston (recommended, of course, for my machine) 256MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM memory module for $79.00.

    Opinions?
     
  5. sleekluxury

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    That's Great!!!
     
  6. EarsToVanGogh

    EarsToVanGogh Thread Starter

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    Sleek - is it? I haven't even had a chance to shop around yet. :)

    I got out my manual and I definitely have a slot open for more memory and the instructions seem pretty straight forward. I have a healthy fear of opening up a computer - 'cause I don't know what I'm doing - but I've got learn sometime, I guess.

    So, more memory will speed things up for me? What about all of those processes in the task manager? They all look vital to me... but what do I know?

    Thanks. I love this place. :D
     
  7. EarsToVanGogh

    EarsToVanGogh Thread Starter

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    By the way, other than calling tech support, how do I know what the maximum memory for this bugger is?
     
  8. Squashman

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    Crucial's memory configurator usually shows you the correct value. it says 1 gig for your computer.
     
  9. EarsToVanGogh

    EarsToVanGogh Thread Starter

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    Thank you, Sir Squash. A gentleman and a scholar. :)

    1GB for my computer? Holy crap-ola. Woohoo! I think that I can only afford the 256 for now, but I feel so powerful knowing that I could go bigger. Mu haa haa haa!
     
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