1. TomSassen's Avatar
    Is it normal for edge to use this much of my 8gb ram?
    I have 20 tabs opened.
    I think my computer should be able to handle that.

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    09-24-2015 05:25 AM
  2. Steve Adams's Avatar
    At the moment edge os a massive resource hog. I had to stop using it. Plus the fact ads were everywhere. But I would have about 2 hrs battery life on my Acer timeline using edge and over 8 using ie.
    09-24-2015 05:47 AM
  3. EL620's Avatar
    I think edge is better in the latest preview builds and on 10547 it works great.
    09-25-2015 05:08 AM
  4. seremify's Avatar
    I thought Edge was meant to be more optimised. I'm even debating whether to chuck in another 8gb of ram into my laptop (total 16) just to keep things smooth since Edge with only about 10-15 tabs (and Spotify running) already consumes up 7.4gb!
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    05-21-2016 10:34 PM
  5. Shad_Kerr_16's Avatar
    I'm using around 1gb and I only have 4 tabs open. That's crazy. I read somewhere they tested Edge against other browsers and it was faster and better on battery life. I might try to use another browser but I do like Edge but I like having more RAM available more. :)
    06-12-2016 03:38 PM
  6. bulls96's Avatar
    I have noticed this too. I thought it was d/t Insder preview but I am back now to RTM version, and it continues to use a lot of memory, CPU, and making my fans go wild.
    07-27-2016 12:51 PM
  7. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    for those with high RAM usage, check if some of the tabs are onedrive or anything storage related
    07-28-2016 08:27 AM
  8. bulls96's Avatar
    for those with high RAM usage, check if some of the tabs are onedrive or anything storage related

    No it isn't. Just usual news stuff, ESPN etc
    07-28-2016 07:45 PM
  9. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    No it isn't. Just usual news stuff, ESPN etc
    try one site at a time to see which uses a lot of RAM. Close edge periodically to refresh it
    07-29-2016 01:19 AM
  10. beachedwhale42's Avatar
    Ran a RAM test for my own curiosity last night. Ten tabs: Gmail, The Old Reader, Facebook, random site, a weather site, two pages of guitar tabs, two theology tabs, and the Bioshock walkthrough from GameFAQs. Firefox had Adblock Plus, Noscript, and All In One Gestures. Edge had Adblock Plus and Mouse Gestures. Chrome had nothing. Firefox = 700MB RAM, Chrome = 1GB, Edge = 1.5GB. After testing some of the sites (and general browsing), I think Edge was the fastest, followed by Chrome.
    07-29-2016 08:16 AM
  11. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Ran a RAM test for my own curiosity last night. Ten tabs: Gmail, The Old Reader, Facebook, random site, a weather site, two pages of guitar tabs, two theology tabs, and the Bioshock walkthrough from GameFAQs. Firefox had Adblock Plus, Noscript, and All In One Gestures. Edge had Adblock Plus and Mouse Gestures. Chrome had nothing. Firefox = 700MB RAM, Chrome = 1GB, Edge = 1.5GB. After testing some of the sites (and general browsing), I think Edge was the fastest, followed by Chrome.
    try without the game site and the guitar ones maybe
    07-30-2016 06:47 AM
  12. beachedwhale42's Avatar
    try without the game site and the guitar ones maybe
    That was the whole point....I had those open in Firefox already. It was an exact replica of how I was currently using Firefox. What better way to test than a real-life scenario?
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    08-01-2016 07:59 AM
  13. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    That was the whole point....I had those open in Firefox already. It was an exact replica of how I was currently using Firefox. What better way to test than a real-life scenario?
    I did read somewhere that edge RAM usage is higher than it should be, especially in redstone builds
    08-01-2016 08:21 AM

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