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2009-01-31

Issue: Abnormally High Memory Usage of Windows Live Messenger 2009


I upgraded my Windows Live Messenger to version 2009 (Build 14.0.8050.1202) a few days ago, the interface looks even more fancy then previous version, but I've encountered some issues.

When the software runs for a few hours, it may, not always though, take up 50% of my dual core CPU load (i.e. full loading of 1 CPU core) and hangs. I just had it restarted until the forth time the problem occurred. I was shocked when I looked at its memory consumption in task manager:


WOW!!!! A over 1.7G of memory consumption!!! How dare it!

My notebook has a 2GB of physical memory and memory paging occurs like crazy. I started the Process Explorer and wish that it was only some worker threads who are bugged so that I could kill them without restarting the Messenger (since I have some unread message...). Unfortunately it is the main thread who occupying the CPU cycles... I also tried to terminate the network traffic of the process in my personal firewall software and even disconnected my wireless network, hoping it was something related to the traffic but there is no help. So I can only kill the whole process and leave my unread messages mysteries...

Anyone has encountered similar issues or know what's going on?

Thanks.


4 comments:

  1. Me too and it won't let me downgrade back to my former version either. Sucky windows. My next machine is soooo gonna be a Mac

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  2. oh. i seems don't have similar problem again after I rebooted the computer. it seems only occurs before the first reboot after the installation...

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  3. Happens to me all the time. Started a few days ago - and its not only after first boot, it happens everytime after a little time.

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  4. same here, it's crap

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