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What the Heck is Running (CPU always in use)


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#1 anon102

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

So I have Windows 7 and have included some specs below. It seems like at all times the system has about 4GB of Ram in use along with 25% of my CPU resources. I also have disabled as many startup programs as I can think of.

Initially when the computer first comes on it uses about 2GB of ram and then something else kicks on using another 2GB. I suspect this extra ram has to do with my SONOS system but could be wrong.

Can anyone provide any ideas. Please feel free to move category if needed.

System Specs:

Windows 7 64bit PRO
Intel Core i5-2500k 3.3Ghz
8GB Ram

Thank YOU!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

Here is a log from Speccy. The very last entry shows 2GB of ram used but i don't know what that is.

Process List
aahmsvc.exe
Process ID 1312
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AAHM\1.00.13\aaHMSvc.exe
Memory Usage 21 MB
Peak Memory Usage 21 MB
adobearm.exe
Process ID 5016
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
Memory Usage 12 MB
Peak Memory Usage 24 MB
ai suite ii.exe
Process ID 4840
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite II\AI Suite II.exe
Memory Usage 8.36 MB
Peak Memory Usage 42 MB
alerthelper.exe
Process ID 1396
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite II\Sensor\AlertHelper\AlertHelper.exe
Memory Usage 532 KB
Peak Memory Usage 7.31 MB
applemobiledeviceservice.exe
Process ID 1888
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
Memory Usage 11 MB
Peak Memory Usage 11 MB
armsvc.exe
Process ID 1864
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
Memory Usage 3.83 MB
Peak Memory Usage 3.88 MB
asaphider.exe
Process ID 4248
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite II\AsAPHider\AsAPHider.exe
Memory Usage 540 KB
Peak Memory Usage 6.29 MB
asroutinecontroller.exe
Process ID 4004
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite II\AsRoutineController.exe
Memory Usage 532 KB
Peak Memory Usage 9.03 MB
assysctrlservice.exe
Process ID 1512
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AsSysCtrlService\1.00.11\AsSysCtrlService.exe
Memory Usage 5.63 MB
Peak Memory Usage 5.82 MB
atkexcomsvc.exe
Process ID 1968
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AXSP\1.00.13\atkexComSvc.exe
Memory Usage 344 MB
Peak Memory Usage 344 MB
audiodg.exe
Process ID 1616
avgcsrva.exe
Process ID 492
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrva.exe
Memory Usage 58 MB
Peak Memory Usage 150 MB
avgemca.exe
Process ID 2436
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgemca.exe
Memory Usage 6.46 MB
Peak Memory Usage 7.32 MB
avgidsagent.exe
Process ID 2756
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\AVGIDSAgent.exe
Memory Usage 13 MB
Peak Memory Usage 35 MB
avgnsa.exe
Process ID 2424
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgnsa.exe
Memory Usage 9.65 MB
Peak Memory Usage 16 MB
avgrsa.exe
Process ID 452
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsa.exe
Memory Usage 9.52 MB
Peak Memory Usage 41 MB
avgtray.exe
Process ID 3908
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
Memory Usage 6.47 MB
Peak Memory Usage 13 MB
avgwdsvc.exe
Process ID 1824
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe
Memory Usage 20 MB
Peak Memory Usage 21 MB
csrss.exe
Process ID 772
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
Memory Usage 7.19 MB
Peak Memory Usage 11 MB
csrss.exe
Process ID 856
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
Memory Usage 11 MB
Peak Memory Usage 27 MB
daemonu.exe
Process ID 3920
User UpdatusUser
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\daemonu.exe
Memory Usage 10 MB
Peak Memory Usage 10 MB
dwm.exe
Process ID 3272
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
Memory Usage 30 MB
Peak Memory Usage 46 MB
epuhelp.exe
Process ID 5100
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite II\EPU\EPUHelp.exe
Memory Usage 540 KB
Peak Memory Usage 8.41 MB
explorer.exe
Process ID 3832
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
Memory Usage 106 MB
Peak Memory Usage 124 MB
firefox.exe
Process ID 5956
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
Memory Usage 228 MB
Peak Memory Usage 255 MB
hpnetworkcommunicator.exe
Process ID 4740
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 6510 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exe
Memory Usage 8.70 MB
Peak Memory Usage 9.70 MB
iastordatamgrsvc.exe
Process ID 3824
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe
Memory Usage 18 MB
Peak Memory Usage 18 MB
iastoricon.exe
Process ID 416
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
Memory Usage 23 MB
Peak Memory Usage 23 MB
ipodservice.exe
Process ID 3808
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
Memory Usage 7.85 MB
Peak Memory Usage 7.91 MB
lsass.exe
Process ID 916
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
Memory Usage 13 MB
Peak Memory Usage 13 MB
lsm.exe
Process ID 928
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
Memory Usage 6.32 MB
Peak Memory Usage 6.34 MB
mdnsresponder.exe
Process ID 2024
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
Memory Usage 5.61 MB
Peak Memory Usage 5.72 MB
mediaserver.exe
Process ID 2244
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\ProgramData\TVersity\Media Server\MediaServer.exe
Memory Usage 19 MB
Peak Memory Usage 31 MB
memdefrag.exe
Process ID 4120
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\Glary Utilities\memdefrag.exe
Memory Usage 17 MB
Peak Memory Usage 17 MB
nvtray.exe
Process ID 4124
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
Memory Usage 11 MB
Peak Memory Usage 11 MB
nvvsvc.exe
Process ID 760
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
Memory Usage 7.49 MB
Peak Memory Usage 7.55 MB
nvvsvc.exe
Process ID 1656
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
Memory Usage 12 MB
Peak Memory Usage 13 MB
nvxdsync.exe
Process ID 1644
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
Memory Usage 17 MB
Peak Memory Usage 17 MB
ravcpl64.exe
Process ID 3916
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe
Memory Usage 11 MB
Peak Memory Usage 12 MB
scantopcactivationapp.exe
Process ID 2912
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 6510 series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe
Memory Usage 12 MB
Peak Memory Usage 12 MB
searchfilterhost.exe
Process ID 6132
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
Memory Usage 6.70 MB
Peak Memory Usage 6.70 MB
searchindexer.exe
Process ID 3164
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
Memory Usage 53 MB
Peak Memory Usage 77 MB
searchprotocolhost.exe
Process ID 4084
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
Memory Usage 8.86 MB
Peak Memory Usage 9.02 MB
services.exe
Process ID 900
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
Memory Usage 10 MB
Peak Memory Usage 10 MB
smss.exe
Process ID 328
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path \SystemRoot\System32\smss.exe
Memory Usage 1.18 MB
Peak Memory Usage 1.21 MB
speccy64.exe
Process ID 3768
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files\Speccy\Speccy64.exe
Memory Usage 28 MB
Peak Memory Usage 28 MB
spoolsv.exe
Process ID 1724
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
Memory Usage 18 MB
Peak Memory Usage 45 MB
svchost.exe
Process ID 444
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
Memory Usage 10 MB
Peak Memory Usage 10 MB
svchost.exe
Process ID 728
User NETWORK SERVICE
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
Memory Usage 9.62 MB
Peak Memory Usage 9.71 MB
svchost.exe
Process ID 5048
User LOCAL SERVICE
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
Memory Usage 9.90 MB
Peak Memory Usage 9.96 MB
svchost.exe
Process ID 1092
User LOCAL SERVICE
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
Memory Usage 25 MB
Peak Memory Usage 25 MB
svchost.exe
Process ID 1192
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
Memory Usage 53 MB
Peak Memory Usage 413 MB
svchost.exe
Process ID 1356
User LOCAL SERVICE
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
Memory Usage 18 MB
Peak Memory Usage 18 MB
svchost.exe
Process ID 4556
User LOCAL SERVICE
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
Memory Usage 17 MB
Peak Memory Usage 18 MB
svchost.exe
Process ID 1480
User NETWORK SERVICE
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
Memory Usage 34 MB
Peak Memory Usage 56 MB
svchost.exe
Process ID 1752
User LOCAL SERVICE
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
Memory Usage 17 MB
Peak Memory Usage 83 MB
svchost.exe
Process ID 2088
User LOCAL SERVICE
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
Memory Usage 32 MB
Peak Memory Usage 33 MB
svchost.exe
Process ID 1152
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
Memory Usage 209 MB
Peak Memory Usage 303 MB
svchost.exe
Process ID 3228
User NETWORK SERVICE
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
Memory Usage 5.96 MB
Peak Memory Usage 6.01 MB
system
Process ID 4
system idle process
Process ID 0
taskeng.exe
Process ID 2780
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
Memory Usage 6.11 MB
Peak Memory Usage 6.16 MB
taskhost.exe
Process ID 3776
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
Memory Usage 9.58 MB
Peak Memory Usage 9.95 MB
turbovhelp.exe
Process ID 4908
User Ryan
Domain Ryan-PC
Path C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite II\TurboV EVO\TurboVHelp.exe
Memory Usage 1.06 MB
Peak Memory Usage 18 MB
wininit.exe
Process ID 844
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
Memory Usage 4.80 MB
Peak Memory Usage 5.03 MB
winlogon.exe
Process ID 984
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
Memory Usage 7.38 MB
Peak Memory Usage 8.49 MB
wmiapsrv.exe
Process ID 4688
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe
Memory Usage 5.96 MB
Peak Memory Usage 5.96 MB
wmiprvse.exe
Process ID 6092
User NETWORK SERVICE
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
Memory Usage 14 MB
Peak Memory Usage 14 MB
wmiprvse.exe
Process ID 4196
User SYSTEM
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
Memory Usage 18 MB
Peak Memory Usage 18 MB
wmpnetwk.exe
Process ID 4040
User NETWORK SERVICE
Domain NT AUTHORITY
Path C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
Memory Usage 2.40 GB
Peak Memory Usage 2.41 GB

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:14 PM

The RAM culprit here is Windows Media Player(WMP); it's eating up 2.41GB of RAM in your log in the form of wmpnetwk.exe.

In Windows 7 by default, WMP runs several background services which are used in sharing media across a local network (e.g. to a network-connected TV.) If you're not using WMP for this kind of sharing, then you can turn the services off. Your SONOS system may or may not be using WMP's network capabilities.

To do so, type services.msc into the Start menu search box and press enter. In the Services control panel that opens up, change the Startup Type of the "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" to Manual:
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Reboot, and the RAM problem should be gone.

If you later find that your SONOS doesn't work, you can start and stop the necessary services manually from the Services control panel.

Edited by Andrew, 26 October 2012 - 08:22 PM.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:38 PM

Thanks Andrew!

After some additional research I also found that this is what's used for sharing media with the Xbox360. Odd the Microsoft hasn't addressed this memory hog.

Ryan




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