AOL IM Mem Leak?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Petros, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    My AIM is using nearly 25MB of memory. Does anyone else's AOL instant messenger use this much? I have plenty to spare, but I'm wondering if this is normal or a memory leak.
     
  2. monmusion

    monmusion OSNN Addict

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    Seems like a memory leak or something. Mine uses between 5-7megs. 25MB is a hell of a lot. Does it always use this much, for instance if u shut it down completely then reopen it does it always say 25MB?
     
  3. Petros

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    Well, I closed it and it restarted at 21MB, but quickly worked its way back up. BTW, I'm using version 5.2.3277, and you're right, that is too much! Geez...
     
  4. monmusion

    monmusion OSNN Addict

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    My only other suggestion is restarting your computer, and then see how much memory aim is using. I'm using version 5.1.3036, but all the versions of used so far have used around 5/6 megs.
     
  5. Lighter

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    Heh...just checked and mine is using 25MB also, v5.2.3281, but with deadAIM combined. It's possible that the newer builds use more memory, but it's frightening to see that explorer is utilizing less memory on my machine than AIM!
     
  6. dubstar

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    mines at 24, using deadAIM also and "away"
     
  7. monmusion

    monmusion OSNN Addict

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    Do you guys all have the new versions? I'm also using deadaim version 4.0 but the old version of aim, and I'm only at 7Megs right now. 25 is a hell of a lot :-(
     
  8. monmusion

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    I just asked a friend, and he has the new version installed and he said it uses 8megs on average, so I dont know why yours is using 25megs.
     
  9. dubstar

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    i've got the old version of deadAIM, the free versions.. i guess i'll dishout the cash and see if it saves my Memory
     
  10. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    24 megs here and no deadaim...wonder what could be happening?
     
  11. dubstar

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    now im up to 25,774k with the DeadAIM 4.0....

    aim sucks!
     
  12. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    what the hell I wish I never read this thread cause now I want to figure out what is wrong...man I never knew it took so much memory....actually I"m just kidding about this I hope there is some fix in the new version or just in general
     
  13. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Weird...I'm at 7.2 megs with DeadAIM and an away message on. It's been online for 3+ hours.
     
  14. dubstar

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    quick theory


    how big are your profiles? images in the profiles (the smilies)?

    do you have "auto-direct connect" when other users in your profile want to connect?

    do you have "see my typing" enabled?


    with DeadAIM do you have "logging" enabled


    i have all of this going on, im thinking its the Logging thats doing a lot of the hogging.
     
  15. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    use http://www.trillian.cc for multi-IM usage. It runs AIM, ICQ, IRC, MSN, and Yahoo! at the same time and only uses about 10MB of memory at peak.
     
  16. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    no profile...no special things going on and still running at like 24 megs...I did notice that if I run it in the backgorund it drops a lot...if I have my buddy list maximized then it goes to like 24 megs...so I guess you just have to have it running in the backgorund to not use a lot of mem
     
  17. monmusion

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    I have a big profile, auto-connect, see my typing, and dead aim logging all on. With my buddy list loaded on the screen aim uses 8 megs of ram, and with it minimized to the taskbar it uses less than 4.
     
  18. Lighter

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    I have the bells and whistles turned off except for logging, no profile and maintain ~25MB usage. When I have time, I'll experiment with older versions of AIM and the free and purchased version of deadAIM. One of the combinations should help pin-point where the memory hogging begins. I suspect however that deadAIM isn't part of the equation.

    EDIT: Unrelated, also noticed that with the most recent version (5.2.3281), file xfers to older AIM clients don't always work. I've actually been prompted that a version conflict between 5.1x and 5.2x was preventing the xfer.

    j79zlr: I have Trillian Pro as well and actually prefer it. It's just a little annoying when 99% of my contacts are using AIM. There's a few minor feature incompatibilities (on the AIM side) which prompt me to stick with the mainstream client, for now.
     
  19. Lighter

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    Out of curiosity, which version are you using? You could save me a lot of time and fuss. :)
     
  20. monmusion

    monmusion OSNN Addict

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    5.1.3036 I had already posted it in this thread :)