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#1 rocks.in.my.shoes   User is offline

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Posted 19 January 2003 - 11:41 AM

my system resources is at 48%. how do i free it up?
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Re: system resources

Posted 19 January 2003 - 01:23 PM

.. You obviouslly have to determine whats eating your resources.. Programs of course.. Thats the bigger problem.

ctrl+alt+del, and check whats running. if your in XP goto Procceses.. and look at the tab 'mem usage'
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Re: system resources

Posted 19 January 2003 - 01:42 PM

the biggest users of resources that i know of are photoshop any macromedia develuper product and a software firewall.
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Re: system resources

Posted 21 January 2003 - 01:26 AM

but then if it was PS or something i'd think he'd know it was running. prolly some crummy TSR (terminate stay resident) app like Gator. LOL. start -> run -> msconfig. choose selective startup and remove the start up items checkbox... or remove them individually from the startup tab itself. that'll free it up.
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Re: system resources

Posted 22 January 2003 - 07:22 AM

Haha Gator and Xjupiter are always wanting me to install them. What are those things anyways, who would want them (besides those who love spam :P )
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Re: system resources

Posted 22 January 2003 - 10:50 PM

my dad actually uses Gator... but he's just crazy stupid like that. its an information storage app that keeps stuff like passwords and account info in it for ease of use on the internet... or some BS. *cough*spyware*cough* and the other... no clue.
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Re: system resources

Posted 23 January 2003 - 09:32 AM

I used to use Gator WAY back in the day, Beleave it or not when it first came out is was not really spyware, Gain was not out back then and gator actually got the job done without any mass advertisment, but then they figured out that they can make money by making programs like GAIN with annoying ads that would pop up everywhere forcing people to buy junk or sign up for new long distince plans ...
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Posted 23 January 2003 - 07:12 PM

You know you can block gator really easily by putting it in the ie security as a blocked site (or if your using opera, nutscrap, ect. you can just put it in the firewall to block it...).

Otherwise, you may want to try FreeRam Pro XP (www.download.com) and see if it can clear some shit up. Also msnim takes way to much resources. Winamp 3 (hell of a lot of ram right there...), WMP 9, Real Player, MS Office taskbar, corel shit, anything that's on like Vetritus 03 said.
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Posted 23 January 2003 - 07:35 PM

I was on a computer at work today that crashed because one of those shitty programs opened 78 windows with worthless ads in them. Totally crap.

Cheers Sam
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Posted 23 January 2003 - 09:04 PM

Pretty shitty machine at work if it crashed after only 78 browers. I'd assume since it's a work machine it has at least w2k or xp which should be much better about being able to not crash after something like that. Unless of course you were not patient enough and just reset the machine...
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