Has anyone ever noticed how much memory IE (I'm running 5.5) uses on 2K? I just had to kill all my open browser windows (about 8 of them) because WinAmp stopped working. I took a look at the memory usage and there was 1 using 31 MB, another with 27 MB and another with 24 MB. I don't understand why they keep chewing up all that memory.
Do others experience this sort of symptom? I've seen some of them go as high as 50MB.
I took a look at 5 IE's I just restarted, and they're all using in the neighborhood of 25 MB each. Simply amazing.
<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by jlanka on 05/24/02 07:01 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
Do you got a system running WinXP? I can't find the setting to allow IE to run in a separate process. If not, I'll post in the WinXP forum. But in WinXP, with one instance running, I have it hogging 16MB. It is pretty amazing. Wanna try Mozilla or Opera? <A HREF="http://www.lockergnome.com/issues/daily/20020521.html" target="_new">Chris Pirillo had good things to say about Mozilla...</A>
Wait...I see three now for my three IE windows open. 21, 21, 16. Wow! It's nice that I have 512MB of RAM, but still. I think I'm gonna try Mozilla, even if it's a RC2. That might be especially helpful on my laptop, which is limited to 64MB of RAM (ouch!)
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Most of the problem comes from add-on's such as flash & silverlight and toolbars that moniter page changes.
I have IE8 on Vista Ultimate and if you think 31 mb is something try :
as listed in Task Manager
600,000 bytes(Ex: My Myspace Profile with all objects running)
that about 599 mb - rough extimate.
IE is a powerhouse of Memory usage as will as all other borwsers. the application itself with a about:blank page use very little memory, but a large myspace profile with many things running such as mediaplayers videosliders, and various other application that require background updating call alot of classes into the DDR/RAM-ROM.
Clearing your temporary internet files, various other collections, and disabling Active-X addins that are not in use willl sugnificantly improve the proformace of the brower you are using!