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Are All 495's Resource Hogs?


awraynor
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I grew weary of my 495 running like it had a 500mhz celeron and 512MB of RAM. I logged in via RDP and noticed HPMSSService and Twonky competing for the CPU, 40-50% for each. On the memory side the indexing service was using 250MB of RAM with Avast a second at 150MB. I have disabled HPMSS and Twonky and am in the process of uninstalling Avast.

I know HP tried to included these value added services, but are they as resource intensive on everyone else's machines?

Interesting that my frankenbuild SFF test server with a 2GHZ single core processor and 1GB of RAM is snappy with my netbook connectsing flawlessly to it. Kind of wishing I had opted for a more powerful frankenbuild at this time.

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I've spoken with HP support (twice) regarding Twonky. While my issue had nothing to do with high CPU usage, the upshot of that conversation was that Twonky is a 'work in progress' as far as HP was concerned. Basically, it has problems and I personally have given up on it. I haven't disabled it, but I just don't plan on using it anymore. At least, not until there's a major update/bug fix.

I have the EX495 and it runs fine. I installed Vail on it, and that ran fine. In my opinion, the hardware is decent enough. Having said that, I have wondered how WHS v1 OEM would run on it. My bet is that it would be snappier.

awraynor, there's always the nuclear option - server restore.

*I just RDP'd in and checked HpmssService and the Twonky processes. All were at 0% CPU utilization.

Also - Check Diehard's recommendation for dealing with Twonky

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I had thought about installing the OEM version on it, or simply disabling all the HP addons. It is frequently so sluggish the console won't even load. I will work with and see where I end up?

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Well, do what you have to. But maybe start with Stop Sharing in Media Server under the MediaSmart Server tab. See what that does for you.

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