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MSN Live Messenger Memory Leak

Tuesday, 14 February 2006 beta memory leak messenger ram technology

Just how much RAM does a messenging client need?

Today I was just doing some compiles of the website while checking the database and I noticed everything starting to lock up. I loaded up task manager and this is what I saw:

That’s the most memory I’ve seen any application use… ever! And I’ve made some pretty inefficient graphic editing apps before… Just under a gig of ram… Eek.

Editing this in 2022 makes me laugh. A whole gigabyte of RAM? I wonder what I’ll think in 2032…