Why does Returnil has a startup entry ? You can launch it when computer boots up. And in your case I would remove the SoundMax entry aswell. Just crank your volume to the max and use volume control on your speakers(you will save about 10 MB RAM)
The reason behind the difference in task manager is that by default it does not show you virtual memory usage, but it also adds it to the phisical one when calculating the total. You can enable the VM column too if you are interested in the programs vm usage.
Well, I can easily cheat and not count Opera as I’m typing this to be 122 MB (going by Task Manager 88) ;D)… The only 3rd party programs running then is uTorrent and CFP 3, but don’t forget, as a clean freak myself, what would the real memory usage excluding Task Manager itself? I can further cheat by terminating explorer.exe without the Windows shell, shutdown uTorrent but leave CFP3, and subtract Task Manager to get ~90 MB … 88)
Mine uses about 450MB initially:
Tclock2 (gives time, date, RAM)
then, most of the time have open:
e-mail client (any 1 of 4)
Opera is very good with memory. Just over a year ago I had a stick of RAM go faulty and Opera’s useage was cut to about a quarter - slower moving back and forth on a site, but left plenty for other apps. When I went back to 1Gig, Opera just took some more.
ATM, with all of the above running, I’ve 465MB left.
AutoRoute can take a lot when doing iterations on a route. I once had 7 instances of AR open (for a 7-part route that I’d been sent) and the RAM dropped to <20MB. I tried opening some more apps nad XP crashed!
Google Earth uses a lot as well.
If you want to skip explorer.exe, there’s a substitute in the system32 folder called progman.exe - it’s the old GUI from Windows 3.x. However, I tried to start it from Task Manager, after explorer.exe was killed, but no success. :-TD So I deleted progman.exe. :-TU
question: how do stop returnil automatic startup?there’s no option on returnil main page. (i can delete the registry entry from CCleaner, but i’m not sure 88) ).
tried to disable soundmax, but my laptop sounds like err… talking in a barrel.
yeah2 i’m impressed 88) 88) you can never have a desktop like my perfect 101% ganda super bloated desktop theme V.3.4.666 :-TU