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Windows 7: svchost.exe high memory usage

07 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
svchost.exe high memory usage

hello everyone,

recently my pc has been having some minor 'lag' problems, i think best describes it.
Its relatively new with good specs so it should be able to handle the programs that i use on a regular basis easily.
I looked in the task manager and sorted processes by highest memory usage, and svchost.exe is at the top with almost 300,000K.
here is a screenshot:
This seems out place, as i have asked a few friends with windows 7 if they have something similar, and they dont.
The services linked to this particular svchost.exe can be seen here:

first of all, is this actually a problem, if so, what would be the best way to reduce its memory usage.

Thanks for any help

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10 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Your problem is not memory. Not every performance issue comes down to memory usage. It could be the CPU it could be the HDD, it could be a number of things, however, you do not tell us what it is you are doing when it slows down.

And 300MB of memory usage is nothing.
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12 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

ok thanks for the reply, it has been a while since it last 'lagged', and ive updated and cleaned up as much as i could, so i think its all good for now.
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