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Windows 7: Reclaim Memory in Google Chrome

03 Dec 2009   #1
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Reclaim Memory in Google Chrome

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Chrome is a speedy little browser, but that speed comes with a tradeoff: It also eats tons of memory. If you've got plenty of RAM, that may not be an issue; if not, you can reclaim that memory with a simple click.

As Lee Mathews over at Download Squad discovered, the most recent Chrome dev builds come with a command line switch (--purge-memory-button) that, when run with Chrome at startup, adds a Purge memory button to Chrome's task manager.

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03 Dec 2009   #2
SlackerITGuy

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I seriously... seriously doubt, it uses more RAM than Firefox.

I've seen Firefox use up to ~1.5GB (I'm not kidding).
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03 Dec 2009   #3
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

LOL, i've never had Chrome use any where near that much. Nor FF for that matter, that's some seriously heavy browsing!
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03 Dec 2009   #4
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

my computer used 10% less of 2gb ram with 7 and chrome installed then vista and IE8
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03 Dec 2009   #5
SlackerITGuy

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
LOL, i've never had Chrome use any where near that much. Nor FF for that matter, that's some seriously heavy browsing!
After googling 'Firefox extreme RAM usage':


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03 Dec 2009   #6
SlackerITGuy

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

This is me with ~9 tabs open:


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03 Dec 2009   #7
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
LOL, i've never had Chrome use any where near that much. Nor FF for that matter, that's some seriously heavy browsing!
After googling 'Firefox extreme RAM usage':
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