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Old 11-15-2006, 07:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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In my task manager I have a process running called RTHDCPL.exe Sometimes it takes about 20k of mem usage. I want to find out what this is used for, before I try to disable it. I try to find it out in computer management>services, but it's not listed.
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In my task manager I have a process running called RTHDCPL.exe Sometimes it takes about 20k of mem usage. I want to find out what this is used for, before I try to disable it. I try to find it out in computer management>services, but it's not listed.
rthdcpl.exe is a process belonging to the Realtek HD Audio Control Panel.

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http://www.processlibrary.com/ is also your friend in this case.
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Process Explorer can also be more helpful than taskmanager in getting the details of a specific process.
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Process Explorer can also be more helpful than taskmanager in getting the details of a specific process.
You beat me to it I was just going to post that. Process Explorer is an excellent tool!
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Thanks for the help guys. I've been able to disable several processes that were taking up some memory, without worrying what they were for.
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