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Hi guys,

I leave my low-power HTPC/server on 24/7. I only use it to watch TV via Windows Media Center; when I'm done, I quit out of WMC and leave my computer sitting idle at the desktop (I had been having some issues with weird screeching noises if I stayed in WMC and turned off my tv. Quitting the application and reopening it when I want to watch tv works).

When I first turn on/restart my htpc, only 1.7 of my 8GB of ram are shown as utilized (which is normal and in line with my desktop). Over time however, that number starts to creep up; I just turned my tv on and it's now sitting at 4.98GB utilized, and the system feels sluggish. I've also seen it get as high as 6GB in the past.

So the question is, what's going on? Is WMC causing a memory leak? How can I rectify this?

Thanks so much for all your help!!!