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AudioEndpointBuilder is killing me!

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  • 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium
    System: HP s5220y -- Pentium Dual-Core CPU  E5300 @ 2.60 GHz with 4 GB of memory

    Suddenly (and quite recently) AudioEndpointBuilder has become annoyingly intrusive. Task Manager shows about 50% CPU usage, very frequently and often for minutes at a time. Lately this has been happening so often that it is seriously impacting my ability to get anything done.

    I wonder what it's looking for; I have no audio devices installed except the original-equipment speakers.
     
    Any ideas? Especially, any idea how to make the service behave reasonably?
    Friday, February 03, 2012 5:46 PM

Answers

  • Jiří,

    First I disabled the "AgereModemAudio" service. Then I shut down the system to let it cool overnight, rather than leaving it in sleep mode as I usually do, just in case there might be some heat-related hardware complications. Finally I updated the "Realtek High Definition audio" driver.

    All of this (or some part of it) seems to have solved the problem. I suppose it's too early to be sure whether the solution is permanent or not, but at least for now I'm very pleased with the result.

    Thanks for your help!

    Norm

    Norm Mosher

    Thursday, February 09, 2012 9:00 PM

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  • Hi,

    try this solution (disable ATi HDMI audio device):

     

    http://www.vistax64.com/vista-performance-maintenance/56681-windows-audio-endpoint-builder-high-cpu-usage.html
    

     


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    Saturday, February 04, 2012 9:33 PM
  • Jiří,

    Thanks for trying, but I can't find any sign of any ATI devices in my system.
    (Maybe they aren't there, or maybe I just don't know how to find them.)

    Norm
    Norm Mosher
    Monday, February 06, 2012 4:42 PM
  • Hi,

    You could restore with a previous system point to check the result.

    If the issue persists, I suggest you troubleshoot this issue with resource monitor tool which is built in Windows 7.

    (Click start menu, type “resource monitor” or “Resmon.exe” (without the quotes),right-click and run as administrator.)

    I would like to share the following articles with you.

    How to troubleshoot high CPU in the System process

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2009/08/07/how-to-troubleshoot-high-cpu-in-the-system-process.aspx

    High CPU(SVCHOST.EXE)

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2009/04/10/prf-high-cpu-svchost-exe.aspx

    Hope that helps.


    Thursday, February 09, 2012 1:17 AM
  • This can be also caused by any other audio device. Which graphic card you have? Have you latest drivers?
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    Thursday, February 09, 2012 11:04 AM
  • Jiří,

    First I disabled the "AgereModemAudio" service. Then I shut down the system to let it cool overnight, rather than leaving it in sleep mode as I usually do, just in case there might be some heat-related hardware complications. Finally I updated the "Realtek High Definition audio" driver.

    All of this (or some part of it) seems to have solved the problem. I suppose it's too early to be sure whether the solution is permanent or not, but at least for now I'm very pleased with the result.

    Thanks for your help!

    Norm

    Norm Mosher

    Thursday, February 09, 2012 9:00 PM
  • SEE TOPIC

    http://windows.microsoft.com/WolSilentAuthenticationHandler.ashx
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