Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

All browsers eat over 1GB of memory

  1. #11

    does malwarebytes premium, Which I believe has RealTime Scanning, along with Kaspersky maybe RealTime Scanning could be causing an issue.. you never know..

    also did you run Firefox in SafeMode?

    although the fact you say this happens in all browsers means it's more like something like Malwarebytes Premium and Kaspersky running together trying to check things at the same time or something along those lines..

    you have to think like that..

    your next best move is to restart windows in SAFE mode with Networking and then go to that website and I GUARANTEE you will not get that memory problem showing you that it's something you have installed.. or a setting you choose wrong.

    restart in safe mode with networking and go to that website..

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12

    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit

    Sorry I took so long to get back, stuff going on. I did start in safe mode and it made no difference.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13

    I don't believe that.. you have to show pictures..

    If you are in safe mode and still getting memory over 1gig like that, you have a problem with the web browser itself (need to refresh or reset the web browser,) or you have a serious memory leak...

    I showed you on my computer what memory was after using it for a long time and opening the 2 web pages..

    Should I try again on Chrome? I used firefox.. and even better, you want me to start in Safe mode and show you the difference in memory then?

    get Process Explorer..

    its time to get to the bottom of this absolutely Ridiculous problem..
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14

    Also notice :

    Click image for larger version

    IF what you are saying is true, you have a deeper rooted issue.. if that is the same result in Safe mode..

    Which drivers get loaded in safe mode? - Windows Help

    here it is right now again and this time I opened 7 Tabs with the 2 pages!##$@

    look at the memory!!

    Reset your browser!!

    Click image for larger version

    you reset by this..

    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #15

    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit

    I reset Firefox, didn't fix the problem. And this was in safe mode.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #16

    the next thing I can think of is process explorer time..

    we'll probably have to look at firefox and see everything it's doing..

    but also in a completely different direction... most will argue it's not a bad thing truthfully that your computer is using it's ram.. in fact, you'd want your computer to use as much ram as possible as its the next best most efficient method of reading and writing data.. extremely fast etc..

    you actually want your computer to use as much ram as possible..

    based on that note, I need to find out why my computer doesn't use a 1 gig! haha

    I wish others would chime in here too.. there are many here who are much more literate in programming and memory management than me who aren't chiming in!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #17

    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit

    I downloaded Process Explorer (and ran it) but I don't know what I'm supposed to do with it, or be looking for. Sitting here with 1 tab (this site) open, Firefox is using 229MB. 8 tabs open, usage is 480MB.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #18

    Some of these are very annoying.. but it's a start.

    I have to shower and eat.. so i can't help right now.. but maybe later tonight.. if you are on

    this is to atleast show you how to use it.. maybe the 2nd video is better.. but watch them.. as boring as they are..

    or this one,..
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #19

    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit

    I've looked at everything that's listed and there are no usual programs running. I have a pretty good idea what should/shouldn't be running. I done the same with Win95, Win98, XP and now 8. When I fired them up for the first time, I opened Task Manager and noted what was running. If I didn't know a program/process, I Googled it.

    As for Kaspersky and Malwarebytes running together, there's never been an issue. I've had KIS in for almost 2yrs and Malwarebytes for almost a year.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #20

    You know what! i never thought of this, but do you have intel rapid storage or anything like that cache type program that might be doing that??
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
All browsers eat over 1GB of memory

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Browsers running out of memory and crashing
I use a combo of Opera and Chrome and both browsers keep having tabs crash and state they are out of memory. Sometimes I will open one of the browsers and will get the crash message right off the bat, or just open a new tab and I will see it. Chrome Imgur Opera Imgur Task manager right...
Browsers & Mail
Probable Memory Leak. System always runs out of memory
Hello all. New member here. I have had an issue with my PC since I "upgraded" to windows 8.1 earlier this year that is driving me batty. Unfortunately, I upgraded the hardware (motherboard, CPU, and RAM) at the same time, so I can't rule out a hardware issue completely. The issue stuck around...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Lack of needed memory on flash memory Win 8 machines
I've been looking at the Surface Pro and other tablet/laptop convertible machines fitted with Win 8. The top-end models usually offer only flash memory in stead of a hard drive. The standard 128 GB flash memory available seems hopelessly inadequate for storing Win 8, a full range of programs and a...
Drivers & Hardware
stuck in Windows Memory Diagnostic: motherboard or memory problem?
After my new build froze up during boot up into Windows 8, I tried to run Windows 8's built-in Windows Memory Diagnostic, extended setting, but it got stuck at 21% of 1st pass (10% overall) after running it overnight (at least 12 hours). I had 4x4GB memory modules, and re-ran this test with only...
Performance & Maintenance
Swap Shared System Memory and Dedicated Video Memory values possible?
Is there a way to swap these values? default windows 8 drivers has 256 shared system memory but 0 dedicated video memory but after installing sis mirage 3+ drivers dedicated video memory has gone up to 256mb and shared system memory has gone low to 64mb. Editing sis drivers maybe? but how?
Graphic Cards
Browsers r using soo much memory whats the soulotion
VVCap Image
Browsers & Mail

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook