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AIM 6.0, The Newest Memory Hog?  
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7907 posts, RR: 14
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1692 times:

Since I've updated AIM to 6.0 on my work PC it has become much slower. New IM windows pop-up and take forever, typically a minute minimum to fully load, sometimes longer. And it seems to slow everything else down.

When I have an active IM chat open AIM 6.0 is eating up between 55-70k MB of memory. When it is just running in the background it drops back down to the 15-25k MB range.

My comp at work is Dell Optiplex GX270. P4 2.4ghz w/ 256mb of ram, running WinXP Pro. At home I do not have this problem w/ AIM 6.0, and its a Gateway of similar vintage (3.5 yrs old) w/ a 2.4ghz Celeron w/ 768mb of ram.

At this point I am getting ready to downgrade AIM. While I like some of the functionality of the new version, it is slowing me down and I'd like to be able to get work done and not have messages between me and my coworkers slow me down.

Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

Use Trillian.

'The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.'

User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1679 times:


That's the website to AIM Lite. That's what I use and it rocks.

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