CPU and memory hogging by various processes

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect, May 30, 2006.

  1. Sometimes, a process named MSKDetect.exe starts running and pegs one core,
    giving 50% total utilization. What does the process do, how to prevent it
    from running?

    Save.exe uses huge amounts of RAM, as do DWM and Sidebar (which also does
    gigabytes of disk reads, all this just to run a clock?).

    Killing these 3 processes has no effect on system operation, so what do they
    do and why are they invoked. It would be nice to have the clock, but not at
    the expense of continual disk churning.

    I think I've got Search under control; it just looks at Outlook, so it's not
    running frantically every time I load a Web page.
     
    Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect, May 30, 2006
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  2. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 30, 2006
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  3. The system in question is a Toshiba P25 S507 laptop, with 512 MB RAM, 100 GB
    disk, 2.8 GHz hyperthreaded Pentium.
     
    Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect, May 30, 2006
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  4. Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect, May 30, 2006
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  5. Well, you possibly seeing a temporary performance issue since the focus of
    BETA 2 and on forward is to optimize the performance of the code. I would
    use the Feedback link located on the Vista desktop and use the appropriate
    link to send in feed back to Windows Team about the issues you are
    experiencing.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 30, 2006
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