While working with VS2005 the other day, I started to notice that things were running a little bit slow.  All I had in my solution was 8 projects (4 code projects and 4 unit tests projects.  2 of these projects have 200+ classes), and needless to say, the VB.NET background compiler was going a little bit nuts...

VS2005 taking a lot of memory

I decided to kill devenv.exe to restore "peace" to my PC. Here's what the graph of memory usage looks like when you kill an application that takes 842 MB of RAM.

VS2005 memory footprint.