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Visual Studio 2005, Why do you taunt me?

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Can you fathom that a program uses this much memory?  I have a Dell Inspiron 9100 with 2G of memory.

I can't even believe that Visual Studio uses this much memory just to run my application.  I've got a lot of code, but you'd think that it would be able to manage it better.

Why? 

I don't even know what I could do to help.  I'm starting to think that building the virtualization environment will be the way to go.

I've already got Parallels on my machine, why not use it to the fullest extent?


Posted 07-19-2007 3:01 PM by Stephen Wright
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Derik Whittaker wrote re: Visual Studio 2005, Why do you taunt me?
on 07-19-2007 6:48 PM
Joe wrote re: Visual Studio 2005, Why do you taunt me?
on 07-20-2007 5:56 AM

I've found (and it may just be my machines), but when memory usage gets way up there, I can minimize VS and then restore it and memory usage drops way way down (theres also the force garbage collection option in r# which reclaims memory some of the time).

abdul wrote re: Visual Studio 2005, Why do you taunt me?
on 07-26-2007 8:37 PM

My memory usage for VS2005 barely exceeds 200Mb. And that's with them running for several days straight, several of them, with managed/native debugging sessions all over the place. However, I don't have any source control plugin enabled (I checkin/checkout myself), and I don't do any database work.

At any moment, the most memory hungry program running is actually Firefox, with only a dozen tabs. I'd gladly switch to IE7 if there were as many keyboard shortcuts and extensions.

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