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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.

EDIT:

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>
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  1. 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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  2. YES

    IE 5.5 is a bastard
    the worst ive seen is 56mb for one damn window running hotmail!!!!
    possibly its some sort of memory leak.
    lucky i upgraded to 512mb ram!

    someday ill get around to trying opera

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    I can't find the setting to allow IE to run in a separate process.

    Windows Explorer: Tools\Folder Options\View\Advanced Settings\Launch folder windows in a separate process.

    Toey

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  4. Yeah, I took it back. I did have each running in a separate process. Um...oops? :smile:

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  5. I got about 29MB for six Mozilla windows open. But, it's not opened in separate threads like IE. But, no hiccups so far. Pretty stable for RC3, if you ask me.

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  6. Quote:
    Um...oops?

    No oops, running each window in a separate process is better for stability.

    Toey

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  7. Oops that I forgot to mention clearly that I did it. I know it's more stable, cuz if one instance crashes, the other won't. :smile:

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  8. that you dont know it is a windows parameter which can be set or not. :tongue:


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  9. I seem to remember upgrading to 6 (over at the WTC, before 9/11 so now it's turned to dust) a while back, and it being no better. Is it better for you?

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  10. I forgot that I knew they were the same setting for explorer and IE windows.

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  11. not, Id Est:
    windows explorer/tools/display,
    "open folders windows in a different process" option. :smile:


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  12. I'm not fluent in Latin anymore, but I was getting at that. Thanks. :smile:

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  13. no idea. im stickin to 5.5
    i heard that 6 was heavily integrated with MSN and lots of othercrap. and MS has enuf influence in my life allready.

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    and MS has enuf influence in my life allready.

    no truer words were ever spoken...

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  15. 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!
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