Memory Leak In Ie8

I'm on xp professional sp3. I have 2gb ram. I installed ie8 a couple of months ago, and love it, except for one thing. I watch video online at netflix. Since installing ie8, in as little as an hour, the video cuts off and i receive a message (from netflix) that there isn't enough memory to continue. I can close the browser and open a new session, and go back in, but that's a big pain right in the middle of everything.

After one such instance i looked in task manager, and saw that ie was using a ridiculous amount of memory, with 1, 403, 828k listed on one line, and 14, 320k on another, though only one browser window was open.

I have 249gb free on my hard drive, at present. I checked the virtual memory when this problem first occurred and switched it to allow the system to manage the size. It has 2045 mb allocated for the paging file (though the recommended amount is 3067 mb), and this does not seem to change, even with the out-of-memory errors on netflix; it remains at 2045.

The interesting thing is that i did not have this problem with ie7, though i hear it had more problems with memory leakage. I have also tried watching the netflix videos in firefox, and do not have memory problems there (after 2 hours, it only used ~150, 000k), so it isn't a netflix issue. Nor have i experienced any other problems with ie 8 or memory; only when watching videos online at netflix.

I've tried looking up info generally on the internet, but only find a lot of developer info on detecting leaks; nothing about how to fix this (at least that i can understand or am willing to do on my own).

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You can see that there is no software(application) that uses this amount of memory :

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