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Windows 7: svchost instances and ram

27 Jan 2009   #1
ventans sieten

windows 7 64
 
 
svchost instances and ram

i have about 10 svchost processes running and one of them uses about 150mb ram, is this correct for windows 7?, i'm comparing with xp which shows less instances of svchost and none using more than about 30mb , not sure how it is in vista, is it similar to w7 on svchost usage?


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27 Jan 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Here's mine, seems about right.

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27 Jan 2009   #3
ventans sieten

windows 7 64
 
 

thanks for the screengrab, thought there could be some problem but it's all good then, it is just w7 that uses more resources it seems
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27 Jan 2009   #4
scaramonga

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Here's mine, seems about right.
82 processes!! WOW

This is with Firefox & Snipping Tool running lol


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28 Jan 2009   #5
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Two extremes there. I'm somewhere around the middle, I guess. But Mr Grim's svchosts do seem a little high??


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28 Jan 2009   #6
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

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28 Jan 2009   #7
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Thank you arkhi, very useful information.
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28 Jan 2009   #8
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Thanks Arkhi.
I have found various ways to eliminate unwanted processes from starting, but that site sume it all up. I have managed (without harm) to eliminate yet another totally unsed items!!
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28 Jan 2009   #9
scaramonga

 
 

A lot of the 'services' that can be disabled in Vista apply to Windows 7 also, not all, but most of them.

Have a look at the excellent Blackviper site, which has been updated for Windows 7 services now.

You can disable a good deal of stuff there and get they processes down
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29 Jan 2009   #10
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Better to use his "safe" options until you are sure you are not disconnecting any "linked" services. I had a bit of grief with that site in the early Vista days until I found my way around Vista
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