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APC Data Service

General Information

I use an APC UPS, more specifically, a Back-UPS BX1500G and two services are installed as software (PSPE) to control this piece of equipment on Windows 7 64-bit. The second service takes care of calculating energy usage and sending it to APC. However, even if sending the data to APC is disabled in the options, this service can go upwards of 80MB used and 15% to 30% CPU usage on both cores 24/7. A bit overkill for me as it can’t possibly be needing that much resources to figure out my average energy usage.
I disabled APC Data Service (Start -> Administrative tools -> Service and associated “dataserv.exe” and rebooted and my CPU and memory was reduced significantly and have not discovered any drawbacks other then an exclamation point in the system tray APC icon stating that the data service is disabled. I have had issues in the past with PCPE using lots of memory and CPU usage with previous versions, so the “memory leak”, if it can be called that, is not fixed.
If you are looking to reduce memory and CPU load, this would be a good start.

Default Description

PowerChute Personal Edition service for managing data operations.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

  • Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry):APC Data Service
Display Name: APC Data Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

“C:\Program Files (x86)\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\dataserv.exe”

Log On As

Account: Local System account


What services APC Data Service needs to function properly:

What other service require APC Data Service to function properly:

  • None

Additional Reading

None at this time.