I am unsure if this is a hardware problem or software problem since I am not that familiar with networking, so this may get moved as we progress with some troubleshooting.
"wmpnetwk.exe" is often using upwards of 2.5gb of memory, and 30-40% of my CPU, and really bogging everything down. My hardware is to be considered up to par, how intrusive should a home network be?
I have a home network set up with two PC's both running Windows 7, 1TB MyBookWorld (connected externally directly to LAN), and an XBOX 360.
My PC is: Q6600 quad core, 3gb of DDR2, 750gb sata2
Roomate PC is: i7 920 quad core, 6gb DDR3, 1tb sata2
XBOX has a 20gb HD and connects to my PC through Media Center, which is then displayed by my projector (irrelevant).
MyBookWorld 1tb is external and plugged directly into the router. Both PC's use it for media storage and MediaCenter (XBOX) gets media from it.
Is my network set up improperly or is it normal to have a computer of these specs totally bogged down by wmpnetwk.exe with no other major programs running?