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Windows 7: What the fuck is Superfetch and why is it taking so much memory?

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#1 revan114


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 01:13 AM

So as far back as I remember there's been a SVCHost file in taskmanager which takes up 161,000K of memory. I found out that stopping the Superfetch service instantly makes this go down to a much more manageable and smaller memory usage, but I'm wondering what exactly it is that is making it take up so much memory? I'd rather not constantly shut off this process when I want to play a really taxing game.

#2 Squishofdoom


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 01:27 AM

Superfetch reads the data that you are using and gives often-used data a higher priority, making it load faster.
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