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Browsers are using insane amount's of RAM

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#1 brendan4t


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Posted 25 February 2018 - 10:06 PM




No matter what browser I am using, I am using extraordinary amounts of RAM.


I currently have about 10 tabs open. Most of them are just basic forums, and one of them being twitch.tv This happens constantly.


I have malware bytes and have ran other anti viruses. Hardly any browser extensions.

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#2 mightywiz


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 04:27 PM

let's see 10 tabs open and one is streaming twitch?  27% doesn't seem that bad. in this case.


firefox hardware acceleration may cause printing issues, mostly with brother printers.  but if you start having weird printer problem you'll need to disable the hardware accel setting.

#3 jarlmaster47


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 12:13 PM

Unused ram is wasted ram. Browsers are just getting better at taking advantage of all the system resources. That being said, that's a LOT of ram in use. Try running ccleaner. Could be a registry error. As long as your computer is running as quickly as it normally does, I wouldn't worry about ram usage. 

#4 britechguy


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 12:24 PM

If you want to know what's causing the jump you had ought to monitor Task Manager as you open each of the individual tabs you're using.  27% CPU and the amount of RAM you're seeing is unusually high.


I have both Chrome and Firefox open constantly, with double-digit numbers of tabs in each, and one with an incognito/in private window running and I have never gotten to anywhere near those figures.


I agree with the comment of jarlmaster47, but I would definitely want to know what it is that's causing that sudden kick-up in RAM usage and you can be pretty sure that it's going to be a single one of the tabs and it will show up either immediately upon loading the site in it or very shortly afterwards.

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