SharePoint 2013 Noderunner.exe processes eating up your CPU and memory

Unless you have very powerful hardware or virtual machines, anyone who has tried installing a full install of the new version of SharePoint 2013 probably has run into problems with a bunch of noderunner.exe processes in your task manager just eating up practically all of your RAM and CPU making it very hard for you to do any development.

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Follow the steps below to limit the CPU and RAM impact on your system:

In PowerShell, use the following to reduce the CPU impact the search service has on your test environment:

Set-SPEnterpriseSearchService -PerformanceLevel Reduced

Modify the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\15.0\Search\Runtime\1.0\noderunner.exe.config so that it can only consume an X amount of RAM by changing the following value to any amount of RAM you like to contain the memory leak.

<nodeRunnerSettings memoryLimitMegabytes=”0″ />

Hope this will be helpful.

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