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Windows 7: How much memory does your browser use?

13 Nov 2010   #11
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stve View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920 View Post
I'm running the latest version of Google Chrome. It is only using 33 MB with several tabs open. I wash shocked when I saw that it was that low.
Are you sure you are including the memory the tabs are using ?
In Google enter about:memory into the address bar
A bonus is it will also tell you the memory other browsers are using. Its fairly complicated
so read this first
Memory Usage Backgrounder - The Chromium Projects
Oh oops, I just saw that I was not. 66 MB is the actual amount for that time.


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13 Nov 2010   #12
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

9 tabs in FF 3.6.6 and it is using 421MB
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14 Nov 2010   #13
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Firefox 3.6.12 with 10 tabs open: 157,912K; I have seen up to the mid 300's if the tabs all have wallpaper-sized images.
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14 Nov 2010   #14
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
"How much memory does your browser use?"

mine doesn't use a fixed amount - it changes all the time depending on how many tabs i have open and what i'm doing in them.
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15 Nov 2010   #15
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Opera 11 with 254 tabs = 2.61 GB memory ( I measured it with Opera running & again after closing Opera )
I also ran the Peacekeeper benchmark with 254 tabs & my score was down about a third.


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15 Nov 2010   #16
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Chromium 9.0.581.0 with 230 tabs = 2.98 GB not very scientific compared with Opera as not all the same tabs.
Chrome froze on a tab wanting to load the quick time plugin & after restarting & reloading the tabs i ran the Peacekeeper benchmark.
Chrome scored 13105.
Only a couple of hundred points down than when i ran it with one tab.
Chrome CPU usage at 25% was a lot higher than Opera which had 12%.


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15 Nov 2010   #17
Kari

 

Five browsers, all full screen, all with the same 8 tabs. Results:

How much memory does your browser use?-browser_memory_usage_1.png

Had to check Lunascape's memory usage from Task Manager, this otherwise excellent Chrome feature about:memory does not recognize Lunascape:

How much memory does your browser use?-browser_memory_usage_2.png

Kari


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15 Nov 2010   #18
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stve View Post
Chromium 9.0.581.0 with 230 tabs = 2.98 GB not very scientific compared with Opera as not all the same tabs.
Chrome froze on a tab wanting to load the quick time plugin & after restarting & reloading the tabs i ran the Peacekeeper benchmark.
Chrome scored 13105.
Only a couple of hundred points down than when i ran it with one tab.
Chrome CPU usage at 25% was a lot higher than Opera which had 12%.
230 tabs ...
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16 Nov 2010   #19
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Opera 11 = 1,298 tabs only 3.205 GB

Made changes in Preferences Advanced/History turned off Remember content on visited pages & set Disk cache to Off
In Preferences Advanced/Content set Enable JavaScipt to off & set Enable plug-ins only on demand to on.
Loaded 365 tabs Memory = 1.390 GB First Picture

Then in In preferences/Advanced/History setting Memory cache to off & Remember visited addresses to off reduced Memory to 1.121 GB

I then opened the Independent newspaper in a new tab & selected all the links & opened them on new tabs. The blue pins on the tabs on the second picture indicate they are loaded but not visited yet.
I bookmarked all open pages to a new folder then opened all 649 pages in the folder to background tabs.
1298 tabs = Memory 3.221 GB
The easy way to count bookmarks in a folder is to open the folder & you are warned
you are about to open 1,298 bookmarks.

45 tabs have moved & need to be opened manually & 24 tabs show Error.
With only 649 tabs opera was still snappy.
1298 tabs, I wrote this post with no problems but switching between tabs was slow.
If you need JavaScript on for any tab you can right click the page & edit the site preferences.


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16 Nov 2010   #20
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I'll go offtopic,but just wanna know what are you doing with 230 opened tabs?(or you just open it to test how much memory will use your browser? )
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