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GOOGLE'S CHROME developers have acknowledged the need to fix memory hogging issues in its browser, and is working on ways to do so.

Despite its popularity, with over a quarter of the market - 25.68 percent according to this month's figures from Netmarketshare - the browser is a notorious RAM hog, creating an instance for each tab and often leaking even after they are closed. In turn, this can cause battery problems for mobile users.

In a Reddit AMA yesterday, Chrome for Android engineer Aurimas_Chromium said: "We are actively working on reducing battery usage and we are looking into when Chrome is in the foreground and in the background.

 

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About time?

 

 

 
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Wow, that only took... Years...
     
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Wow, that only took... Years...

Yep. Maybe if you have tons of spare ram you may never notice but it is borderline unusable on a lower spec pc or if you want to use a lot of tabs.
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Ya its about time! I normally have at least 20 tabs open at a time. Its sucks near 4GB of RAM on my laptop. My gaming PC isn't an issue because I have 16GB.

Always hated Chrome's RAM usage.
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I hope they do this soon. Chrome eats up all my RAM on my Surface Pro 3. Granted I only have the 4GB model, but still!
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Now we just need mozilla to fix this issue... I have only ever seen firefox using 2.5gb good job i have 16gb ram
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I use opera which is now built on chrome and don't really notice the ram usage however it does bother me that it uses so many processes i have a lot of extensions and with just 1 tab open it uses like 20 processes i go from 38 running processes to 61


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The bigger problem is when Chrome hoggs the GPU as well, basically watching videos(from YT or from MPC/VLC) feels stuttery UNLESS I grab the browser and I drag the window a bit, then everything is fine.
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