Yahoo Widgets, Killing Me Softly

I like the available widgets available from Yahoo Widgets, so I run a few widgets on my machine. A machine running Windows XP Pro, 2 GB, Quad Core Processor, and a good amount of space. This is the machine that I mainly use, opening about 3-4 windows with 20 – 30 tabs each, running my ftp program, extracting files, and all the other multi-tasking that I do. I usually keep it on for weeks, but I noticed that recently my computer gets heavy after some time. I restarted the machine, defragmented all the hard drives, cleaned out the cache assuming that things will be running smoothly, a week later it got really slow for no reason. I checked out the running processes and Yahoo Widgets was hogging about 25% of the Ram which caused the huge slowdown, once I killed the application/process it was running smoothly. I do get annoyed that it hogs so much memory after running for a while, but I still use it and restart it more often, I think they should find a solution for that. (Click picture for a larger version)

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. hohoo

    dude no one use yahoo widget for widget stuff, it is the worse and heavy as hell.

  2. hohoo



    those two widget application people use most, so give a try.

  3. tartooob

    install windows 7 on it and you will notice thats its much much much faster than windows xp sp3, you gonna thank me, try it :)

  4. M3T4L

    Love the Bleach bg !!

  5. hohoo: Thanks, I use it for the Raidar widget of ReadyNAS Storage devices!

    tartoob: I’ve got another machine that I will be installing Windows 7 on!

    M3T4L: Me too! :)

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