1.    17 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 5

    Huge memory use by Firefox with multiple tabs open, not shown tskmngr

    This has only happened since I upgraded to Windows 10. Previously on Windows 7 I never had any memory problems when running a high end video game, multiple web browsers on, and Firefox with multiple tabs open.

    Ever since getting Windows 10, with Firefox on with multiple tabs, it shoots up to 97-99%. Despite this, it shows Firefox as using less than 800 mb of memory at the time (I have 16 GB RAM and a page file bigger than it has any business being).

    The game can run up to average 4 to 8 GB memory at a time, and the memory use is never above 50-60%. Additionally, I tested having Firefox open with multiple tabs to eat up memory. It apparently did, then crashed, then the game's memory shot down to 2 GB, while the overall computer memory remained at 40% and in-game I went from an average 50 fps to 20 fps that persisted until I restarted the game.

    The game is ARK Survival Evolved so it has its own memory leak problems, but I've never had it be this excessive. Nevertheless, I'm focused mainly on Firefox as being the main source of this huge memory use problem.

    What should I do? I really do not want to have to do a clean install of windows 10, and reverting back to windows 7 sounds infinitely easier/more appealing at the moment.

    my system stats are

    intel i7 3770 cpu 3.40 GHz
    16 GB RAM
    Windows 10 Pro (upgraded from Windows 7 Pro)
    Nvidia GTX 780 video driver
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    17 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 604
    Windows 7

    Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory info.
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  3.    17 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 5

    I couldn't get the memory above 80% when fully run, but it still demonstrates my problem

    the first one is the one when firefox is running, the second when it is not.

    It shows as less than 700 MB and about the same CPU usage (26-30%) as the game
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails use.JPG   neut.JPG  
    Last edited by ThereAllIsAchin; 17 Jul 2016 at 20:48.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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