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What is updatecenterservice.exe?

Part of NVIDIA nTune by NVIDIA

What is it?

NVIDIA Update Center Service is part of NVIDIA System Tools (nTune), a collection of utilities for accessing, monitoring, and adjusting system components, including temperature and voltages with user-friendly control panels within Windows, rather than through the BIOS. System Tools has a feature that automatically adjusts settings and tests them to find what it believes to be the optimal combination of settings for a particular computer hardware configuration.
Description of updatecenterservice.exe from NVIDIA
Enables one of the safest and easiest ways to automatically optimize your PC. nTune automatically detects the application running and dynamically optimizes the PC settings. Faster than tuning by hand, nTune delivers optimal settings for bus speeds, HyperTransport, memory timings, CPU registers, fans, and voltages in a safe, easy-to-use Windows interface. Provides the ability to overclock system settings without entering the BIOS or changing hardware jumpers.
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How does updatecenterservice.exe run?

Service - updatecenterservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'UpdateCenterService' (Update Center Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Update Center Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the updatecenterservice.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of updatecenterservice.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is updatecenterservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     1.54 MB RAM7.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\nvidia corporation\system update\updatecenterservice.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by NVIDIA nTune.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
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File details

File name: updatecenterservice.exe
Publisher: NVIDIA (verified)
Name: NVIDIA nTune
Description: NVIDIA Update Center Service
Version: 6.05.10
Size: 276.1 KB
Original file name: UpdateCenterService.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 2/9/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000178511%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000178511%
User CPU: 0%
Privileged CPU time: 156001 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 82,095,739
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 47.28 MB
Peak committed memory: 48.28 MB
Paged memory: 1.54 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.57 MB
Paged system memory: 86.23 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.38 KB
Working set memory: 5.18 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.2 MB
Min working set memory: 5.17 MB
Private memory: 1.54 MB
Page faults: 1,362
Page faults /min: 0
Handle count average: 63
Thread count average: 3

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\System Update\UpdateCenterService.exe" /StartService

Service details

Name: Update Center Service
Service name: UpdateCenterService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Update Center Service”

Image hashes

MD5: 96c716fa972c256c28dfd1e1fa9779a8
SHA-1: 93b70dd8d83592f504626a3dd92b4b259186f03b

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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