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Why does Chrome consume more RAM?

Date: 06 Jun 2015    Group: Internet & Browsers    Category: Google Chrome   

Google Chrome, though being used universally, has a tag of being a "RAM eater". I have found it to be true with my own experience. Are there any specific reasons why it does so?

Annoyed that Chrome uses up excessive RAM? Find out the possible reasons from the responses below.

Author: Muddassir    07 Jun 2015      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

The reason why Chrome eats RAM is because it forks a new process each time a new tab is opened. That is another reason why it is faster. Firefox however spawns a new thread everytime you open a new tab. Here it uses the multithreading aspect of the processor (unlike chrome which depends on multiprocessing).

Author: Joy Joon    24 Jun 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

I fully agree with Muddassir Google Chrome is awarded as the fastest Internet Browser for all the Operating System but in latest 64-Bit PC's unused RAM is wasted RAM. Latest Processors and Motherboards occupy the RAM for later use means if you have free RAM then its wasted.

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