Windows 10: RAM upgrade for EDGE, worth it?

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  1.    10 Feb 2018 #21

    I suspect a 16GB upgrade will help.

    Just to confirm, when you see the slowdown do you see a lot of page faults in Edge? In Resource Monitor->Memory, sort by Hard Faults/s:

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  2.    10 Feb 2018 #22

    I will check next time it happens and report back! Thank you for your help so far :)
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       10 Feb 2018 #23

    Back to basics.

    1. You should have about 20% free space on your drive. It will have nothing to do with ram usage. That being said, Windows 10 will do strange things when it doesn't have enough free space.
    2. Set page file to (system manage). Windows 10 has no problem managing all memory.
    3. If Edge is using all your ram, stop using Edge or add more ram.
    4. If Edge is using a bunch of ram; Why. If you have a boat load of pages open; close some of them.
    I'm using just 1 open page on Firefox and very, very little of anything else and my ram usage is 2.2 gb of ram out of 16 gb's.
    Ram is designed to be used. That is why one buys ram.
    If for what ever reason you want to continue using your computer the way you are now, then just add more ram and let Windows 10 manage your memory.

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  4.    11 Feb 2018 #24

    tony359 said: View Post
    I use Edge as a browser - I moved from Firefox to Chrome to Edge over the years. It's the fastest at the moment.
    However, it's a memory burner, I constantly have 2-4GB used by Edge when I have several tabs opened and over a few hours the speed just grinds to a halt. I know this is an issue with Edge and it does not depend on me.
    I don't use Egde much and when I do I just use one or maybe two tabs. Anyway after reading your post and tried opening multiple tabs. I had the same high memory usage problem even though I have software running at all times that usually helps with memory leaks - and in this case it didn't help.

    What fixed it for me:

    Make sure sure that Edge is not running (Exit the browser)

    Run PowerShell as Administrator.

    Search powershell and in the search results highlight the following then press [Ctrl+Shift+Enter] to run as administrator.

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    Then run the following command:

    Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose
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    No reboot required and multiple tabs can be opened without significant increase in RAM usage.
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  5.    11 Feb 2018 #25

    Callender said: View Post
    Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose
    I believe that just reinstalls Edge. I didn't notice any change in memory usage after doing that.
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  6.    11 Feb 2018 #26

    I don't believe that it installs Edge. See:

    Note   Note
    To register an existing app package (.appx) installation, you must specify the DisableDevelopmentMode parameter along with -Register.


    It just re-registers Edge and does not reinstall it. It won't make any difference to RAM usage with multiple tabs unless your computer has the problem where RAM usage is ridiculously high when using multiple tabs.

    Then again it fixed the problem for me but that doesn't mean it will work for everyone but the OP can test.

    EDIT: Before running that command I was seeing RAM usage close to max.

    Now I see (for 6 tabs)

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