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Okay so I have found myself to be quite OCD about my workstation lately. Maybe conky is not the best thing to have looking back at me all the time ...
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    How OCD are you about your Workstation?


    Okay so I have found myself to be quite OCD about my workstation lately. Maybe conky is not the best thing to have looking back at me all the time but I do enjoy it. I was just wondering how much everyone else analyzes there PC and monitors there resources? And if so what do you consider the cut off point?

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    The only time I pay attention is during a download, when I watch the download speed. The rest of the time I just use it and don't worry about usage rates, fan speeds, etc.
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    I don't monitor anything but I must admit I can't look away when things are compiling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anspliff View Post
    Okay so I have found myself to be quite OCD about my workstation lately. Maybe conky is not the best thing to have looking back at me all the time but I do enjoy it. I was just wondering how much everyone else analyzes there PC and monitors there resources? And if so what do you consider the cut off point?
    I defrag, wipe free space on my harddrive, and constantly move files around into "better" organizational structures.

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    TechieMoe what utility are you using to defrag? Also it is very refreshing to see that some of yall are as "OCD" about your boxes as I am. I dont really watch fan speeds as much as resources. I built a very large, over the top box so I like to see what bogs it down. Or thats what I tell the wife when I break something

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    I took "Workstation" in a broader sense. Sitting at my desk with hands on keyboard and eyes on monitor, all I survey has to be clean and relatively tidy. If dust becomes detectable (usually due to too much light), I have to pause and wipe the area down with a wet cloth. Food splatters on the keyboard sometimes don't become obvious until they dry, and those have to be wiped off, sometimes scraped off.

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    This is a just personal preference stuff, IMO. I like a tidy desktop (computer desktop - my real desktop is a rat's nest!). I always keep top running in one window, and I do monitor my network speeds since my AT&T outside cabling has been know to have problems with ground loops, short circuits, bad connectors, etc. that degrade the signal. Usually I have to call and complain a couple of times a year. Then they send someone out, fix the problem, and it's good for another 6-12 months...

    In any case, I keep a third eye on the system. If it seems to behave abnormally, then I look at system load, processes, I/O stats, memory usage, etc. Usually I'll find that there is a program with a resource bug that got away from it. I kill the process, debug it, fix it, and move on.
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