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why do i have around 8 times IE open....

  1. #1


    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64

    why do i have around 8 times IE open....


    Hi, i closed every IE window, but still have some 8 times IE open, using a tonload of CPU.

    Included the pic.

    thanks

    Jeff
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    Last edited by jeffrys; 27 Nov 2011 at 12:03.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 20,441
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    Hello Jeff,

    When a process is in blue like that, it indicates that it has been suspended. When you open IE, you would have one iexplorer.exe process opened for the program itself, then 1 more per tab you have open. The suspended processes will eventually be removed from memory as Windows 8 needs the memory that the suspended processes is using.

    The best example that I can give for this new suspended app deal is to think of it like superfetch. When you close the app, it gets suspended, but sits in memory (RAM) to be able to load faster if needed to open/run the app again. If Windows needs to use any of the memory that suspended apps are sitting in like superfetch, then Windows will automatically purge the memory for how much more it needs starting with the oldest app sitting in memory.

    It doesn't hurt anything or use any of the systems resources for an app to sit suspended in memory. The app doesn't run in the background while suspended, it's closed and on standby instead now.

    Hope this helps to clear up what "suspended" means in Windows 8 better.
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  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Have a look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab. The dark blue area is where those IE instances are cached. But this is "available RAM". And as Shawn says, those instances will be deleted when the RAM is needed for other processes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Have a look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab. The dark blue area is where those IE instances are cached. But this is "available RAM". And as Shawn says, those instances will be deleted when the RAM is needed for other processes.
    After Shawn explanation I feel better about the "suspended thing"
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    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Nice explanation, thanks Brink.
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  6. #6


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi all
    Metro apps are designed to work like this -- no need to start and stop them -- when finished just flip the screen to the right to start a new app.

    Works rather like smart phones and tablets. It will take a bit of getting used to compared with a standard desktop OS.

    If the OS is well designed these shouldn't use any resources -- W8 will simply load a new app over the old one if it needs the memory space.

    Older "Classical" apps will still need to be opened and closed in the usual way. IE10 on W8 is a bit of a special case as it works sort of as a standard app and also as a metro app -- probably why it sometimes gets "its knickers in a twist" and you see loads of sessions.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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