I'm not sure if SP1 is installed or not for VS2010 - I guess it would either say in the "Help > About" section, or you can tell by version number: "10.0.30319.1 RTMRel"?
I have 10.0.40219.1 SP1Rel", so I guess you are not on SP1. SP1 fixes quite a few things and I feel that it is smoother than RTM version. Hey, they bring back a local Help Viewer, that's already worth upgrading!
I've tried a few other bits as Flying Fox suggested - As I was using the Server Explorer for constant connectivity to the Oracle DB as well as our own internal Sharepoint services. Turned them off and it doesn't seem to make a difference (And I don't want to turn off Live Compile)?
If you constantly query big tables and stuff that is why I guess you will be hogging some memory. All that data has to be stored somewhere? IntelliSense yes leave it there. I only seem to have problems with a lot of C/C++ projects. C# projects in general should be nicer.
I've moved the project off my work laptop to my gamer PC that has VS2010 also. It's fine of there, and isnt using anywhere near the resource. I can't say where the problem lies tho (it's spec is in sig) as it's just simply a faster machine in every area and uses W7 too. Is the problem likley to be XP??
I will have to say you need to check the Working Set instead of what is reported in Task Manager to be sure. Reporting in TM has changed from OS to OS.
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