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Windows 7: High RAM usage

05 Sep 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)

~facepalm~ That was stupid. Why didn't I think of that. :P A tad too much to drink, I would say. Ah well, I will report back if this works after I restart. Thank you for that advice.

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05 Sep 2009   #12


I hope I never need that particular service. It really pigs up my install.
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05 Sep 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)

Okay, I have it disabled, restarted.. and it's at 39%, running more programs.. I opened up a game, and ran the same programs as before. It's not going over 55%... wow. Thank you sooo much for that advice about WPMnetwork thing. I closed the programs, and it's down to 37%, as it should. :) Ah, perfect. Problem solved! Now on to my two next problems...
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06 Sep 2009   #14


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I hope I never need that particular service. It really pigs up my install.
It's mainly used for sharing media with Xbox 360s from what I've read about it.

And glad it worked for you :)
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07 Sep 2009   #15

Windows 7 64bit RTM

wmpnetwk.exe is for streaming you media files to other computers on your network. For example, I have my main computer in my computer room and I stream my music and videos to my media center. If you don't share your media library with other computers then you don't need this running.
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15 Feb 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600 Build 7600 X86-based PC

Hey guys.

I'm having similar issues with my ram. I honestly dont think it was this way before my mate re-installed Windows 7.(Was running exact same Win 7 before)

Could you guys please shed some light on this. Attached are pics of my processes and performance in Task Manager.

(I installed the Process Explorer mentioned earlier in this thread, but its way to confusing for me. I'm still in the very early stages of learning about PC's)

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High RAM usage-taskman-performance.png   High RAM usage-taskman-processes.png  
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15 Feb 2010   #17

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

You RAM usage is fine, James78.
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15 Feb 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
You RAM usage is fine, James78.
Agreed, I can't see any issues.
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16 Feb 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600 Build 7600 X86-based PC

Thanks fellas, I can sleep easy tonight
(sprinkle, sprinkle)
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11 Jun 2010   #20

windows 7 professional (x86)

Hey there, my gf's laptop has the similar problem. The physical memory shoots up between 65% to 80% of 2GB. The laptop is just 3 months old and no new software were installed except Kaspersky anti virus.Can anyone help me??

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High RAM usage-performance.jpg

build : Acer Aspire 4736Z
Pentium(R) Dual-core T4400 - 2.20GHz
2.00 GB RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)

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