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running SharePoint 2010 and on the server w3wp.exe is consuming huge amounts of CPU and Memory bring

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I'm running Server 2008 (64bit) with 8Gig of RAM and 4 processors.  We haven't had more than four people in Sharepoint at the same time and performance has been extremely poor (had moments where things run ok but it usually doesn't last for more than a few minutes).  We're not even doing anything advanced.  Just a very small document repository with basic searching.

When I log into the server I can see several w3wp.exe processes running and will spike up to 100% of the CPU.  Memory will be around 100-800 Mb for each process.

Any ideas on how to speed up SharePoint 2010 performance?  Our SharePoint 2003 box runs MUCH faster and has 100+ users and over 3000 documents???



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