Web Browser Memory Usage.
Don't wanna be nit-picking here, but I'm a geek so I have to.
Ive upgraded to Windows 10 and have the following web browsers installed :
Firefox, Vivaldi, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The two Microsoft browsers were automatically installed.
I have an Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 running at 2.00 GHZ with 3 GB of ram.
I went through all the online help pages and switched off a lot of stuff to help speed up my system. The problem was that it still had a lot of activity. So I decided to see how much ram the browsers were using.
The figures below show the browser and its version; the amount of ram used, and whether addons were enabled or disabled.
Firefox 55.0.3 = 201.5 mb min - With addons enabled
Firefox 55.0.3 = 96.8 - 107.00 mb - With addons disabled. Normally stays around 101.3 mb
Vivaldi 1.11.917.43 = 18.1 mb min
Microsoft Edge = 18.1 mb min
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.540.15063.0 = 12.5 - 14.5 mb
Soooooo on my system Firefox is using the most ram.
The Firefox help pages said :
1 - Switch off addons
2 - Add more memory
3 - Various other bits-and-bobs.
Sorry Firefox, but if Microsoft and Vivaldi can make a browser to use little ram, then why cant you ? Firefox over the last few years has been chucking out the version numbers like crazy. Just go to Wikipedia Page and see. Crazy, just Crazy. Just because people have nice fancy Quad-core 2.7GHz Intel Core processors running at 2.7 GHz, with 8 GB of ram, and 256 GB of storage, doesnt mean you can release a power hungry browser. If Microsoft and Vivaldi can do it, then so can you.