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    How much memory is your browser using and how many windows are opened

    I am using IE7, 9 tabs opened, 378MB memory.

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    How can you tell how much memory its using?

    Firefox.. 2 tabs 141mb.

    firefox.. 9 tabs 178mb (i opened a bunch of random sdites like firebox, gmail, bbc)

    kidcat;2755575

    How can you tell how much memory its using?



    ctrl alt delete and look in your processes

    IE7 .. 6 TABS ... ctrl alt delete and look in your processes :? Doesn't work for me
    182,772 Kb

    Original Poster

    right click on your taskbar, select task manager, go to processes and look for your browser.

    Firefox 7 tabs 153 MB -- interestingly IE is taking up 22MB and it isn't even open!!

    4912 kb 12 windows AOL

    Liddle ol' me;2755673

    Firefox 7 tabs 153 MB -- interestingly IE is taking up 22MB and it isn't … Firefox 7 tabs 153 MB -- interestingly IE is taking up 22MB and it isn't even open!!



    Is that explorer? Or Iexplorer?

    kidcat;2755677

    4912 kb 12 windows AOL



    Reckon you will be using more than that - you sure the 4912kb is the browser?

    Titchimp;2755696

    Is that explorer? Or Iexplorer?



    you're right - it's explorer

    jah128;2755705

    Reckon you will be using more than that - you sure the 4912kb is the … Reckon you will be using more than that - you sure the 4912kb is the browser?



    sorry its 214540kb was looking at wrong one.

    Avant - 38Mb
    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2008-3/1301168/avant.JPG

    Original Poster

    Predikuesi;2755998

    Avant - 38Mb


    How many tabs..... Avantbrowser is an IE overlay isn't it... like Maxthon...

    siliconbits;2756057

    How many tabs..... Avantbrowser is an IE overlay isn't it... like … How many tabs..... Avantbrowser is an IE overlay isn't it... like Maxthon...



    No. It works without IE. A friend of mine runs it without IE on his XP computer. Avant is the fastest teal browser out there. I hardly use IE or Firefox.

    I took it up to six tabs and is was 64Mb.

    Is Avant free? I'm sick of crashes - would like to try it...

    Liddle ol' me;2756151

    Is Avant free? I'm sick of crashes - would like to try it...


    It is free avantbrowser.com/
    You wont regret trying it out. I have used it for over two years without a single crash (which used to be daily with IE).

    Dont know about memory and got no windows opened as a bit chilly now as its night!!

    Sorry had to say it!!! :oops:

    Predikuesi;2756163

    It is free http://www.avantbrowser.com/You wont regret trying it out. I … It is free http://www.avantbrowser.com/You wont regret trying it out. I have used it for over two years without a single crash (which used to be daily with IE).



    Thanks - I'll give it a go. I'm happy enough with Firefox atm, but no harm trying it. No conflicts or any other issues that you know of?

    why does one want to know this?

    Liddle ol' me;2756188

    Thanks - I'll give it a go. I'm happy enough with Firefox atm, but no … Thanks - I'll give it a go. I'm happy enough with Firefox atm, but no harm trying it. No conflicts or any other issues that you know of?



    No. Everything is great. There are loads of skins to make it look the way you want it. I personally think that the password autofill is far better than the Firefox version, but I suppose it all comes down to preference.

    Predikuesi;2756210

    No. Everything is great. There are loads of skins to make it look the way … No. Everything is great. There are loads of skins to make it look the way you want it. I personally think that the password autofill is far better than the Firefox version, but I suppose it all comes down to preference.



    Sounding better with every post! Yep, will definitlely try it. I'll let you know what I think in a week or two :thumbsup:

    under 3.5mb firefox with 20 tabs - 3408kb
    I use ultimate firefox optimizer and that uses under 3mb in itself so well worth installing for a total of under 7mb!!!http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s308/harlzter/funnyandodd/36e7b986.jpg

    harlzter;2756357

    under 3.5mb firefox with 20 tabs - 3408kbI use ultimate firefox optimizer … under 3.5mb firefox with 20 tabs - 3408kbI use ultimate firefox optimizer and that uses under 3mb in itself so well worth installing for a total of under 7mb!!!



    Wow. Thats impressive - but then ram is dirt cheap these days and I'm not often exceeding 2GB so maybe its not worth the 'expense' of paging it to HDD (which I presume the Firefox optimiser must do)....

    jah128;2756797

    Wow. Thats impressive - but then ram is dirt cheap these days and I'm … Wow. Thats impressive - but then ram is dirt cheap these days and I'm not often exceeding 2GB so maybe its not worth the 'expense' of paging it to HDD (which I presume the Firefox optimiser must do)....


    no ive got pagefile turned off completely in services, i do have 3 gig of ram in the laptop though! its made ff more stable though and quicker

    harlzter;2756932

    no ive got pagefile turned off completely in services, i do have 3 gig of … no ive got pagefile turned off completely in services, i do have 3 gig of ram in the laptop though! its made ff more stable though and quicker



    I'd presume it works by cache page data to hard disc though (much alike virtual memory but independant of that) - seems unlikely its possible to fit 8 pages of web data in such a small amount of ram - could be wrong though - but certainly sounds useful for slower/older computers with not so much ram.

    siliconbits;2756057

    How many tabs..... Avantbrowser is an IE overlay isn't it... like … How many tabs..... Avantbrowser is an IE overlay isn't it... like Maxthon...



    Only in the sense that Firefox is a Mozilla overlay.

    I'm using Maxthon with eight tabs open, memory usage is currently 22mb. I'd love to switch to opera since Maxthon isn't the most reliable browser in the world (version 1 at least) but there are several features in it that no other browser has yet.

    I'm using Delorean with a Mr Fusion add-on and it's using about 1.21 gigawatts.

    bod emrys;2756983

    Holy carp, just downloaded ultimate firefox optimizer after reading … Holy carp, just downloaded ultimate firefox optimizer after reading harlzer's post, it is using between 1 and 2mb and firefox has dropped from 98mb to 0.5mb with the same 3 tabs open!


    Are you finding response times faster and more stability?

    I'm losing the will to live reading carp like this, going for a dump now!

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    4 tabs, 171mb (firefox)

    Original Poster

    Firefox Ultimate Optimizer appears to be quite stable after 24 hours

    iexplore version 8 beta, one window open 28,636K

    Firefox 3, 1 tab, 29MB

    Firefox 2.
    18 tabs open at the moment! (omg I gotta close some lol)
    211MB
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