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jangona

join:2001-07-27
Boynton Beach, FL
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Re: [WIN7] 70% of RAM being used

yea, that's what i was thinking. the reason i started with chrome was because i was told it was faster than other browsers...

BlitzenZeus
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Even with eight tabs open for Chrome to use the amount of memory you're talking about there would have to be something else. Chrome has their own basic built in task manager to show how much it's using per page, and extension.

On a system with 2GB of ram I would still have free memory with tabs open, and running other applications.
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darcilicious
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But typically, if you have more memory then aren't the apps and the OS going to make more use of it??
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dave
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reply to jangona
said by jangona:

yea, that's what i was thinking. the reason i started with chrome was because i was told it was faster than other browsers...

As a general rule, you get 'faster' by designing to use more memory. »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space%E2%8···tradeoff That's not an inviolate rule, of course, but it's still a good rule of thumb.

The other thing, of course, is that unused memory is wasted memory.


disconnected

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reply to BlitzenZeus
I myself found that just leaving a Facebook page open for 24 hours, Chrome will eventually consume more than 3X the available physical RAM in the system. I have a laptop with 512MB RAM that I use in the kitchen for browsing. It becomes impossible to use after about an hour. After taking 8 minutes to launch Task Manager, I see that Chrome is using 1.7GB of memory! 512MB RAM, plus virtual memory overflow. The HDD LED never goes out--drive is swapping 24 hours a day. Shut down Chrome, load a page like DSLReports, and memory usage stays relatively flat at a couple hundred MB. Pages like Facebook are doing something nefarious with all that memory usage.

BlitzenZeus
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Sounds like chrome isn't reining in it's cache, or the plugins/extensions are not given any memory boundaries. That would have actually been an interesting internal task manager screenshot from chrome.

OZO
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Similar story happens with visiting SHOUTcast Radio and listening some radio station there. Chromium (Iron) takes more and more memory until you have to close it...
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