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Old 11-11-03, 04:16 PM
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What can I turn off?

I am trying to run a processor & memory hog program (Cubase-audio recording mixing) on my 600mhz Celeron. It's not going very well.

I have already determined that I must shut down all internet activity & kill my virus checker--that helped a bit but when I open Task Manager & look at the Processes tab, there seems to be an awful lot running that I might not need. SVCHOST.EXE shows up about 4 times-- once with my name on it and a couple of other times with LOCAL and NETWORK decscribing it -- what's up with that? How about FINDFAST ... is that something to do with disk indexing?

What's safe to turn off?

Windows XP Pro
emachine 600mhz Celeron
256 MB ram
 
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Old 11-11-03, 04:33 PM
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Just one thing{attached}hooked up to computer

The computer works better without a lot of stuff attached to It
at least thats what I've been hearing on forums?something to think about
 
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Findfast is a hog. Unless you are hot for Word file sorting, turn it off.

You would do much better with more memory. 256 MB is kind of skimpy for XP. 512 is better and if you want to load up memory with a mid-range processor such as a Celeron, you might look at a gigabyte. Windows does much better with lots of memory.

Hope this helps.
 
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Go here:

http://www.blkviper.com/winxp/servicecfg.htm

Very good info on Win XP services - what you need and what you don't.
 
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Re: Just one thing{attached}hooked up to computer

Originally posted by las
The computer works better without a lot of stuff attached to It
at least thats what I've been hearing on forums?something to think about
errrr...thanks (?) las
 
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Originally posted by chfite
Findfast is a hog. Unless you are hot for Word file sorting, turn it off.
That's what I thought. Will do.

You would do much better with more memory. 256 MB is kind of skimpy for XP.
I think I posted this question before but I forgot the answer--can I add any more ram to this machine? It's an emachine etower 600is. When I originally got it, it had 32 mb in it so I put in as much as the manual said it could handle.
 
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Whew!!! Thanks ejones :-) Yeah, a wealth of information there...but I think I'll wait for the weekend to try some of the suggestions. I've already had a rum & coke ... shouldn't drink and tinker with the registry ;-)
 
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"shouldn't drink and tinker with the registry ;-)"

Why not......I'm sure Billy G was when he invented it!
 
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Originally posted by ejones
"shouldn't drink and tinker with the registry ;-)"

Why not......I'm sure Billy G was when he invented it!
LOL - isn't that obvious??? Windows is based on Rum and Coke
 
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