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SYSTEM RESOURCES - Completely Irrelevant??

This is a serious question I'm asking, not some joke from a troll or spam generator.
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After apparently having repeatedly put my foot in my mouth regarding System Resources, I must ask:

>> Is System Resources just a toy stuck in the Windows operating system by Microsoft? Has it no relevance when applying measurable solutions to extremely long bootups, sluggish cursors, freezing programs, and other symptoms? <<

I recently cleaned up two friend's PCs, by reducing the number of Icons on their desktops, minimizing the size of their temporary internet file folders, shutting off their quickstart menus, and reducing the amount of crap in their systrays. Sys Resources before: 77, 77, and 90%. After: 89, 89, 96%. Not to mention that the systems booted up faster, didn't freeze, and experienced no problems running any programs.

Please tell me what I am misunderstanding, so that a bachelors degree in IT and a half year of study and certification in A+ aren't for nothing.

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-Chris
 
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Old 03-25-02, 08:59 AM
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Hi Chris,

I started to respond, but decided I didn't know what I was talking about. I view the system resource panel as a refrence tool, and only look at it when my systems start running sluggishly. I dont believe its of any importance, kinda like the gagues in you car, would be nice to know how much gas you had left, but you would know when the engine died for no reason. Ok, OK, not quite the same, but I get my drift.

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Chris, it is a reference tool. I think your degree and A Plus are safe. It is a tool in that it will look at the system "as is" and give you a snapshot. Cleaning up garbage out of the system tray and killing memory resident programs are always good steps, and their removal shows in the System Resources area.

There are a number of things that you can do to "tweak" a system that will help even more. For instance, ensuring that all of the appropriate system board drivers are installed. If it is an Intel system, do you have the Intel Application Acclerator installed (appropriate chip-sets only).

If it is a vendor specific machine (i.e., Compaq, HP, IBM) are all of the vendor drivers loaded? I guess my point is that it only shows you what you HAVE, not what you can DO.

Bottom line is that you seem to be taking the right steps, and you are using the references available. I would say, at this point, Rock On!

 
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Cool

Thanks folks!

And the sad thing about all this is I can't get even an entry level help desk or bench job with this knowledge!

-Chris
 
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Don't tell me your tired of hearing " Entry level, less then 2 years exp need not apply" are ya?

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