Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Xbox Music app causes Runtime Broker high RAM

  1. #1


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1

    Xbox Music app causes Runtime Broker high RAM


    Morning All,

    I have been reading up on the Runtime Broker using high RAM and not being able to get any help, it is just this one app that does it

    My Laptop has 4GB of RM and normal use it sits at around 40% to 50% used

    When I launch Xbox Music app, runtime broker RAM usage increase until it gets to about 2.5 GB (95% RAM used), it then stays like this for a long time causing my machine to go slow, eventually this will drop to about 800MB and everything runs fine (but this is still far too much RAM being used)

    I do not have this problem when running any other app

    I have tried a reinstall and also disabled live tile (believe live tiles can cause this)

    Anyone know how to fix the issue if the problem app is known (other than don't use it)
    and is there a cache directory for music I can delete to see if it makes any difference

    I am on slow BB so don't want to do another re install as I takes 2 days to re download all my music pass content

    Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    USA
    Posts : 99
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    I'd use a different media player such as windows media player or VLc for w8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    After todays update this seems to have resolved itself, strange but I can now listen to a bit of music
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Xbox Music app causes Runtime Broker high RAM
Related Threads
Runtime broker 5GB memory usage :( in Performance & Maintenance
Runtime broker constantly hits 5GB memory usage. It maxes out my RAM, and I can't work. A VMM log is attached for your kind examination. I appreciate your help!
Solved Store Broker causing very high cpu usage? in Performance & Maintenance
So I booted up my pc this afternoon, and could not help but notice with my monitoring software, my cpu activity was going nuts. I opened task manager, and sorted by cpu usage, and " Store Broker" was using app 35% of my cpu just sitting at desktop. I ended it in task manager - what the heck is...
Using the Windows 8.1 music app, I have properly setup my library to load from my second HDD, but it only loads 80 artists out of over 120. Anyone know why and how I could fix it? All my music is properly tagged and in Artist/Year - Album/ folder format.
Hi, I recently migrated to Windows 8. My music collection stumbled along the way and I had to re-fetch artwork for a few albums in WMP. I also set it up in iTunes. My default app for MP3s is WMP. As you can see below, artwork only appears when in the folder view (which somewhat defeats the...
Hello! Searched the tutorial-collection from my problem, but couldn't find one there. So... I've got my music-collection in a WD World Edition (White Light) -network drive. The path to the music is: Network\MYBOOKWORLD\Public\Shared Music The network drive also carries my photos and my...
So I searched around for a bit and found a few discussions about the Music app crashing, but none appear to be the problem I'm having. I can open the app and do most things in it. Search, navigate around, I can even play music most of the time except for one notable exception. When you click on...
Solved Runtime Broker in Performance & Maintenance
I was looking through my Task Manager last night and saw something called Runtime Broker running. According to this article: What is RuntimeBroker.exe and Why is it Running? it's only supposed to take up about 3MB of RAM. However, mine was using up 865MB of RAM and I didn't have apps running...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook