What is MSIDDRService.exe?

The genuine MSIDDRService.exe file is a software component of MSI Command Center by MSI.
MSI Command Center is a hardware configuration and monitoring utility. MSIDDRService.exe runs a process that monitors DRAM (dynamic random access memory) frequency and voltage. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems.

MSI Command Center is a utility that enables users to modify hardware configuration settings pertaining to hardware components installed on the system, including the processor, memory, graphics card, etc., without having to resort to the BIOS. The program provides an interface to monitor the voltage, frequency, temperature and other parameters using onboard sensors located on the MSI motherboard. The program also provides an overclocking utility called GAME BOOST that features eight incremental overclocking stages. MSI Command Center supports the Microsoft Windows platform.

MSI (Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.) is a Taiwanese company that manufactures and distributes computer hardware such as graphics cards, motherboards, desktops, laptops, servers, etc. MSI was founded in 1986 by five former employees of Sony: Joseph Hsu, Frank Lin, Jeans Huang, Kenny Yu, and Henry Lu, with a focus on designing and manufacturing motherboards. The company currently owns offices on five continents and employs over 14,000 people with a presence in over 120 countries. MSI is currently headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

MSIDDRService stands for MSI Command Center Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory Configuration Service

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the MSIDDRService.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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MSIDDRService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MSIDDRService
MSIDDRService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MSIDDR_CC belongs to software MSI Command Center by MSI (

Description: MSIDDRService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. MSIDDRService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—common is C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI\Command Center\DDR\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,331,744 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 2,327,648 bytes and 9 more variants. 
It runs as background service MSIDDR_CC: MSI Command Center DDR Service.
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The MSIDDRService.exe file is not a Windows core file. It is digitally signed. MSIDDRService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, but you should also take into account the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with MSIDDRService.exe, you can also contact Customer Service, search for an update on the vendor’s website or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > MSI Command Center).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MSIDDRService.exe. Therefore, you should check the MSIDDRService.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

MSIDDRService.exe was eating up over .5gb of ram on my system and I found that it was part of the MSI Command Center program. Unless you use MSI Command Center I would just uninstall it to prevent this service from causing problems
Diese Datei ist auf jeden Fall schädlich. Diese Datei stürzt oft ab und sorgt für ein Freeze bis man selbst über ein Knopf neu startet.

Summary: Average user rating of MSIDDRService.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving MSIDDRService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MSIDDRService. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MSIDDRService.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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