Re: How to see what I have running in background?
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I probably should have given a bit more info.
I’m running Windows 7 64-bit Pro on a SSD with a second, small SSd paging drive, 3 2tb spinning drive and 8gb ram which is the max on my Dell desktop with an I3 at 3.3ghz
At runtime I start Jaws 16 and MS Security Essentials. Others, like Adobe, Itunes, printer and scanner management I have set to load only when needed, which is rairly.
Cpu usage is less than 2% at this point.
I usually load uTorrent which brings the usage up to 10-15 percent.
The system may idle at this level for days, approaching 100% when running 7-zip or audio processing programs. It returns to the 10-15% level when those programs finish.
Occasionally, the idle usage goes to 50-60% with uTorrent running and to 30-40% after uTorrent is terminated and with only a browser or two open.
Closing all applications in the Task Manager list and the uTorrent process drops the usage to either near zero or to 30-40%. I have not been able to determine any reason for the difference or a way to predict when the higher level will occur.
Checking the Task Manager Process list shows many of the previously running processes still loaded but at most 1 or 2 processes at 1% usage and a status line entry of 30-40% total usage.
I have run MS Security Essentials, which has protected me for years and nothing shows. I haven’t been able to find a version of MalWare Bytes that I can run successfully.
Keyboard delay is barely noticeable at 30-40% usage, noticeable at 60% and terrible at 70+%. Probably a good pard of that is Jaws related, especially when memory load is high and paging is likely to be occurring.
I tend to keep multiple projects running. I have seen 90+ entries in the process list and 25+ in the applications list. Most are static displays but many are active with high cpu and i/o demands. Terminating all of these programs sometimes results in essentially no cpu usage while at other times it still shows 30-40% usage.
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