Word 2007 doc taking large amount of memory

We run a mail merge document in Word 2007 that pulls its data from an ODC to our SQL server. I have noticed it bogging down the server it is running on so I watched it processing in the task manager. When it first opens it starts around 1500K of memory but by the time it is done it is well over 1 million K. After it is closed it slowly reduces the amount of memory consumption until around 500,000 where it stops and gets stuck.
The server is virtual running Windows 7 SP1. Any help is appreciated.
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Try the relevant sections of this troubleshooter for problems with the MS SQL Server like the section entitled Troubleshooting the SQL Server ODBC Driver.


magnumtruckerAuthor Commented:
Thanks puppydogbuddy. Sadly I am not knowledgeable enough to understand what that docment was stating.
that is going to make it difficult for experts to help, but see below.

From your write-up, it appears that you are experiencing a "memory leak" only when the mail merge is executing.  Memory leaks can occur for many different reasons.  One possibility that is easy to check is that your odbc driver is outdated.  See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119150 

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