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svchost.exe using up lots of memory?

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I just started using Win 7 (64-bit) for the first time.
When I start using my pc svchost.exe will use 70,000k to 140,000k of my memory. I am wondering if this is normal.
To me this seems really high coming from windows xp.
Is there any way to make in use less memory? I disabled Aero and it didnt help at all.
My system specs are in my signature.


post #2 of 4
That's perfectly normal, mine uses 400Mb sometimes and disabling Aero doesn't help. I wouldn't worry too much since when you open up other applications windows releases some of your memory.

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post #3 of 4
It's only 100MB....

You can use Process Explorer to find out what exactly it is running:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896653.aspx
Edited by DuckieHo - 3/19/11 at 11:28pm
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I have 14 svchost.exe processes running when I click "Show Processes From All Users".

The most any one of mine uses is 20MB. All together they use 105MB. That is only ~2.6% of my 4096MB of RAM, so it really isn't a problem.
Edited by Dark Volker - 3/19/11 at 11:33pm
   
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