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Questions about my laptops' stats

by AndrewXtreme / September 6, 2008 1:04 PM PDT

I just recently upgraded from 1gb ram to 2gb (most i could get on my laptop.) After the ram upgrade I downloaded a few widgets from yahoo and now use them all the time. I was just wondering if anyone could look at my computer stats and tell me if i'm in a good operating range

System Information
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Computer
Genuine Intel(R) CPU
T2300 @ 1.66GHz
1.66 GHz, 1.99 GB of RAM

My stats below measured by a widget, at idle w/ 6 widgets operating, webroot firewall, & webroot anitvirus.

CPU 0% sometimes jumps a couple percents
RAM 28% pretty constant
HD C:/ 40% (if it matters)
HD D:/ Recovery 86% (if it matters)

Thanks guys

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p.s.
by AndrewXtreme / September 6, 2008 1:07 PM PDT

p.s.

SWAP 14% constant


Keep in mind i had my fire fox browser open as well while typing all these stats. thanks guys

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Not sure what is being asked.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 6, 2008 9:08 PM PDT

Sorry but I am not sure what the question is.

If you open the Task Manager you will see much more information, like what processes are taking up CPU time at any given moment, and how RAM is being used by applications and processes, and how much of the Page File is used.

CPU at 0% seems to be a red herring. The CPU never rests, so unless it is not working, it would never be seen at 0%. Bear in mind also that there are always background tasks being done, and also the usage of the CPU and RAM is affected by what applications are open and running and what they are used for; for example, a web browser open on a static page will not use much CPU, but one open on an active web site, like YouTube, will see an increase in activity.

Your video card will also have an effect on CPU and RAM usage.

Mark

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