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Too many processors??

by Camtown / April 6, 2011 2:54 AM PDT

For some reason, my task manager has been showing that I am running 75 processes but it only actually lists about 27, 28 processes. Here are my specs.

System Information
Time of this report: 4/6/2011, 11:47:07
Machine name: OWNER-HP
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II N850 Triple-Core Processor (3 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3834MB RAM
Page File: 2245MB used, 5422MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

Now what I think may be happening is that these processes are being multiplied by three, and I have no idea if this has to do with the triple core processor, but if this was the culprit, then I guess this is normal for my computer?

Help would be appreciated :-).

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Download and install . . .
by Coryphaeus / April 6, 2011 2:56 AM PDT
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free Process Explorer (Google). It'll list everything in plain English.

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Quick guess.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 6, 2011 2:57 AM PDT
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Open the Task Manager to the Processes tab.

Look down at the bottom for the "Show processes from all users" and click that.

Does that now list them all?


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That helped...never noticed that.
by Camtown / April 7, 2011 4:06 PM PDT
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Wow that helped. Thanks.

Alright, now that that's solved, I see about 14 svchosts.

Is that a problem?

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by Jimmy Greystone / April 7, 2011 10:49 PM PDT

No, that process is a generic launcher for various services, and it's normal to have several of them running.

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