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Windows 7: Why is IE taking up so much memory?

22 Nov 2012   #1
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Why is IE taking up so much memory?

I took a look at my TaskMan because my Core 0 was at 100%, and I just exited a flash game.

I had 4 IE windows open, and a total of 4 tabs. One iexplore.exe was using over 400,000K. I clicked on the Applications tab, right clicked on each App, and selected Go To Process. None took me to the iexplore.exe. NOW, I have 2 more tabs open [both 7forums] and the memory usage is over 873,000K

I am currently on my second attempt on uploading a Zip of the .DMP of that IE process, and it doesn't look good. Nope.

I will try uploading it later, but until then, can somebody walk me through what I need to do to read this, as well as help me understand what it says [if it's cryptic]

For the record, CPU usage dropped down to almost 0


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22 Nov 2012   #2
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Why do you feel you are having problems with your memory? You have way too much of it to be concerned about it. Let the computer use your memory, using it makes things FASTER.
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23 Nov 2012   #3
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Why do you feel you are having problems with your memory? You have way too much of it to be concerned about it. Let the computer use your memory, using it makes things FASTER.
It isn't JUST about the memory. I'm not saying I'm having problems either.

I just lost my game and went back to the games main menu when I noticed 100% core load, which is why I started looking. Curiosity...

While looking, the core load dropped to single digits, but I noticed there were 3 [4?] processes that were using much more memory than the rest, and I'm wondering how/why.

With 2 IE windows open, 4 widgets, and a 4 gig RAMDrive, I'm only using 41% of my total memory, so that is not a concern.
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23 Nov 2012   #4
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Different processes and programs will use memory differently depending how they are programmed.
If IE is an issue, concern, or question for you, have you tried another browser to see if it uses less memory?
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23 Nov 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It would be my guess that several of your IE instances are just cached.
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