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What makes IIS7 W3WP Process use massive amounts of memory?

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What makes IIS7 W3WP Process use massive amounts of memory?

Wally Bahny
We have a Windows 2003 (x32) Production Web Server (running IIS6, obviously) hosting a .NET 2.0 web services app and a published client download. The W3WP process uses approximately 150MB on average.

Our test machine is Windows 2008 x64 (running IIS7) hosting the same web services app and published client download. The W3WP process uses 750+ MB and often causes timeouts in the application.

What would cause W3WP to cache that much information (on the first call to the web services) and use so much memory?
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    Shellbot

    let me know..

    W3WP processes are the bane of my existance some days...

    Could be anything..bug in the app code is normally what I find.. soemtimes i can debug for days, only to have it start behaving again all on its own

    Most of my work is on II6, but have had it happen in 7 as well.
    Ugh..on the first call..not even useful to force a recycle in that case is it?

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    Shellbot

    let me know..

    W3WP processes are the bane of my existance some days...

    Could be anything..bug in the app code is normally what I find.. soemtimes i can debug for days, only to have it start behaving again all on its own

    Most of my work is on II6, but have had it happen in 7 as well.
    Ugh..on the first call..not even useful to force a recycle in that case is it?