Windows 10: RAM upgrade for EDGE, worth it?

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  1.    10 Feb 2018 #1

    RAM upgrade for EDGE, worth it?


    Greetings all,

    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.
    My PC is an old i7 (2nd gen) with 8GB Ram. I am wondering whether upgrading to 16GB may help? I have the feeling that Edge will just consume every available resource and grind to a halt anyway! :)

    (Yes, I am considering giving Firefox and Chrome another try! :) )

    Thanks!
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       10 Feb 2018 #2

    Hi,
    I wouldn't consider Chrome but Firefox/ Palemoon would be far better than Edge will ever be.
    Maxing out your ram will only be a plus to doing anything really.
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  3.    10 Feb 2018 #3

    tony359 said: View Post
    Greetings all,

    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.
    My PC is an old i7 (2nd gen) with 8GB Ram. I am wondering whether upgrading to 16GB may help? I have the feeling that Edge will just consume every available resource and grind to a halt anyway! :)

    (Yes, I am considering giving Firefox and Chrome another try! :) )

    Thanks!
    Sounds like you have a memory leak somewhere.
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       10 Feb 2018 #4
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  5.    10 Feb 2018 #5

    I thought so, Cereberus, but I've seen reviews of Edge and they all say that Edge is using a lot of memory when lots of tabs are opened. I can see it's the Edge process using all that RAM, nothing else. The latest Windows update brought a description of each process - so I know which tab is using memory. It's usually the Gmail tab or Facebook or Outlook web interface.

    Do you think it shouldn't behave like that?

    Trashzone,
    Attached. Why would you need to know the disk situation? Not questioning, just curious!
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       10 Feb 2018 #6

    tony359 said: View Post
    Why would you need to know the disk situation? Not questioning, just curious!
    Yeah, it seems I answer that question at least weekly with my clients, confusion between RAM/Random Access Memory and Storage which use the same measurement, MegaByte and GigaByte, and explaining volatility and permanence.
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       10 Feb 2018 #7

    Hi,
    To see how much space is on C disk and it has 10gb's free and is probably why your machine slows down :)
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  8.    10 Feb 2018 #8

    Ok, I had my first PC in 1992, it was a 386-DX 25Mhz I know the difference between RAM and Storage - but I understand you can't give that for granted with someone new!

    10GB is not much but I doubt it's due to that. It's an SSD BTW. I'll make some space but I'm quite confident it won't make a difference.

    Found that windows had reverted to dynamically allocated virtual memory in the meantime - I've set that back to 16GB fixed even though I'm not sure it's helping anymore, it was more useful with mechanical HDDs I guess.

    I am more concerned of the attached to be honest.
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       10 Feb 2018 #9

    Hi,
    SSD's need 15-20% for over provisioning so yeah do what you want but more ram will not help you
    You need a larger ssd.
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       10 Feb 2018 #10

    Hi,
    You could have also have a large Hardware reserved on the existing memory
    Open resource monitor and see what memory shows
    Click image for larger version. 

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