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Windows 7: Programs using too much memory...?

02 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 
Programs using too much memory...?

Well, I've noticed this for quite some time, I'm just tired of dealing with it now and I'd like to know why and how these programs I'm about to list hog so much memory.

First off, I'd really like to know why the program "svchost.exe" is hogging a whopping 119,340 K of memory. I know there's like 10 of these with a bunch of different services, but it doesn't seem like any of the services this one uses should be doing much. I know I can just disable some of the services, but I don't really want to do that, seeing as how most of them help. The services this program is using are: AudioEndpointBuilder, hidserv, HomeGroupListener, Netman, PcaSvc, SysMain, TrkWks, UxSms, WPDBusEnum, and wudfsvc. Any ideas?

Second of all, I'd like to know why a program called "DellDock.exe" can sometimes use up to 15 percent of my CPU, and over 30,000 or so K. I'd also really like to know what it does and if I can disable it. I mean, I know it has something to do with a docking station for a laptop, but my computer is a desktop. However, I also know that there's this thing at the top of my desktop that has programs I can use and such (along with folders for games and office supplies) that's called a dock, if I'm correct.

Third, the program "wdm.exe" is usually always lingering around 5 or more CPU, but not much memory usage. If I recall correctly, this may be the graphics on my computer, I'm just making sure. Besides, I wouldn't suspect Windows 7 graphics to really use that much.

Finally, I'd like to know why the program "audiodg.exe" is frequently using 15 or more CPU, while not using very much memory (27,680 K, to be exact). From my research, it has something to do with the audio of my computer (obviously), but I couldn't figure out much else. Some people say it's been using a lot and to disable the enhancements of my audio card by right clicking the audio icon to the bottom right of my page, but when I tried this I found that I don't even have any enhancements on at the moment.

Help is greatly appreciated.

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02 Dec 2010   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Well,, to start with,,, you have 6G of memory.... Windows 7 is far more effecient at handling memory than Xp ever was... Let windows do it's thing and ignore it unless there are some real issues with memory leaks or something. Otherwise, it's a good idea to just leave it alone.


wdm.exe could be graphics, audio or virus related. Search Bing and run if you are running AVG, dump it and install MSE. If you really want to just check your system for viruses,, run the following one at a time,

What's new - Windows Live OneCare safety scanner for Windows Vista and Windows 7

Free ESET Online Antivirus Scanner

Malwarebytes


For svchost start here,....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svchost

and

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314056

and

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...is-it-running/
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03 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
wdm.exe could be graphics, audio or virus related.
I think maybe the op is referring to DWM.exe? The Desktop Window Manager, which handles Aero...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SirWeegee View Post
Second of all, I'd like to know why a program called "DellDock.exe" can sometimes use up to 15 percent of my CPU, and over 30,000 or so K. I'd also really like to know what it does and if I can disable it. I mean, I know it has something to do with a docking station for a laptop, but my computer is a desktop. However, I also know that there's this thing at the top of my desktop that has programs I can use and such (along with folders for games and office supplies) that's called a dock, if I'm correct.
If you want to prevent "DELLDOCK.EXE" from running, but do no want to uninstall it incase you later want it back, you can use System Configuaration to turn it off:
  1. Press <WINDOWS_KEY>+<R> to open the Run dialog
  2. Type "msconfig" (without quotes) then press <ENTER>
  3. Click the "Startup" tab
  4. Uncheck those program you don't want to have start when you boot your computer. Just be careful not to turn off your Anti-virus or some other important piece of software.
  5. When you have made the appropriate change in MSCONFIG, click OK and you will be prompted to reboot the system.
  6. If after reboot, you find that something is not working right, you can always go back into MSCONFIG and turn it back on again.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SirWeegee View Post
Third, the program "wdm.exe" is usually always lingering around 5 or more CPU, but not much memory usage. If I recall correctly, this may be the graphics on my computer, I'm just making sure. Besides, I wouldn't suspect Windows 7 graphics to really use that much.
Don't you mean DWM.EXE? Open Task Manager, then right click the process in the "Processes" list, then select "Properties". If you then go into "Details", what is the Description of the file?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SirWeegee View Post
Finally, I'd like to know why the program "audiodg.exe" is frequently using 15 or more CPU, while not using very much memory (27,680 K, to be exact). From my research, it has something to do with the audio of my computer (obviously), but I couldn't figure out much else. Some people say it's been using a lot and to disable the enhancements of my audio card by right clicking the audio icon to the bottom right of my page, but when I tried this I found that I don't even have any enhancements on at the moment.
This may be related to your sound hardware. Perhaps downloading and installing updated sound driver may help?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SirWeegee View Post
Help is greatly appreciated.
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03 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

The numbers you have listed...I can safely say you are over reacting. Using 120 MB is hardly what I would call resource hogging. I'll fill you in, resource hogging is not defined but how much memory it uses, it is defined by how much resources it holds on to and never gives up.

You also have a lot of RAM, why are you afraid of using it?
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