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#16 OP sammy2

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 00:32

Okay maybe it were some plug inns..I disabled most of them - leaving adblock running - have 15 tabs up and with a few having flash running in the background.. At 1.3gb for explore.. I may need to revert to IE10 but I'm on windows 8.1 so that will be hard. I think.




#17 OP sammy2

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 21:55

I also uninstalled some of intel management softwares and asrock Xram etc  and now instead of 3 and up GB at start up I'm running at 1gb..



#18 notchinese

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 22:12

Windows 8 uses quite a bit less than Windows 7. That is probably a memory leak in the IE11 beta.



#19 Riva

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 22:14

 

 

Might be a memory leak in IE11. Wait for the final :D



#20 +dreamsburnred

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 23:51

I'm guessing memory leak due to it being a non-final version of IE11. I'd step back down to IE10 and inform Microsoft.

#21 Richard C.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:04

Ram usage seems fairly normal to me..

 

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#22 Studio384

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:24

You can also check the tab "Start-up" in Task Manager and disable everything that isn't needed.



#23 articuno1au

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:49

Windows 8 uses quite a bit less than Windows 7. That is probably a memory leak in the IE11 beta.

I'd say people suggesting it's a memory leak don't understand fully what a memory leak is.

 

In this case it sounds like one of your plugins was being pants, might still be something mucking with it or that hasn't extracted cleanly.

Totally remove the plugins you disabled, I'm willing to bet that it will return to normal levels if/when you do.