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Rasta Pickles
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Posted - 11/10/2012 :  11:36:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry if this is the wrong bit of the forum to post this.

I have SSMS installed and even though I'm not using it, it still leeches 100MB of my system RAM.

Is that normal?

I know Microsoft are renowned for employing Mickey Mouse coders but 100MB for doing nothing?

Hell, I installed Windows 3.1 off of half a dozen 1.44MB floppy discs.

Is my situation typical?

tkizer
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Posted - 11/10/2012 :  12:07:17  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mine shows 50MB, and it's connected to 2 SQL instances but not doing anything else.

Why is 100MB a big deal? There's a reason why it takes a bit to open up initially.

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Rasta Pickles
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Posted - 11/10/2012 :  12:39:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tkizer

Why is 100MB a big deal? Tara Kizer
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For doing nothing? Running the world's best free chess program in full flow only needs 18MB?

What is SMSS doing (apart from reporting back to Redmond, of course) to need 100MB whilst inactive?

Edited by - Rasta Pickles on 11/10/2012 12:44:17
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tkizer
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Posted - 11/10/2012 :  12:55:41  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Why does it matter what it's doing? Who knows. It's a huge software package. Do you ever run Visual Studio? SSMS is similar.

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