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Old 01-31-2008, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lately I have noticed that when I leave my computer on for a longer period of time that the processes that I have running seem to take up more and more memory. This isn't really a big deal except when I want to play COD4 and my fps starts dropping. Is there anything that I can do to conserve RAM or take my comp down to only the processes that I need? And if so, How do I know what processes I can terminate and which ones I can't?
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just do msconfig and disable any crap you don't want running idle on your pc. This should free up more ram.
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Yeah, disable stuff in msconfig>startup. You can also find a guide on the internet that will tell you what services you can disable in services.msc.
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Anyone got a link to where I can go to show what processes that I can and can't disable?
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Just click run>msconfig Then uncheck everything that you "dont" want to run then save and reboot.
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If I just click "disable all" will my comp still run well? Except for windows processes anyway
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Vista Services Guide:
Windows Vista Service Configurations by Black Viper

XP SP2 Services guide:
Windows XP Home and Professional Service Pack 2 Service Configurations by Black Viper

I don't know what your running, so I got 'em both for you. It'll probably work fine if you just use "disable all". I like to go though them by myself though, because then you can set a service to manually turn on. If you do use "disable all", make sure you reenable your antivirus/firewall services.
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Hello,

What operating system do you have?
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