Svchost.exe namely a svchost process called Local System Network Restricted is taking up lots of RAM on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 machine.
Although Chrome (another huge memory hog) is taking up 400 K of memory which is normal cuz i have 20+ tabs opened the same is not normal with svchost.
Using Process Explorer i came to the conclusion the offending service is Superfetch which is taking between 110/150 K memory. When i disable superfetch it drops to 9 K.
Now i thought Superfetch ran during the boot to speed up the boot process and the most used programs not after. Is it safe to turn it off? I heard it is used to optimize the system but what it really is doing is slowing my pc to a crawl.
What should i do guys? I have 12 GB RAM and with Superfetch on Clean Mem Mini Monitor goes from green to yellow (50 to 60% of memory used)
My Pagefile is system managed, not really sure if i need a pagefile with 12 GB but i really dont know what values to put (it was easier when it was 2 or 4 GB). Also i've red that the pagefile should be in another HDD and not the one with the OS.
Hope someone with more knowledge can help me out.
thanks in advance
Edited by Picollo30, 10 July 2012 - 11:32 PM.