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So I've been using Google Chrome on my Mac for a long time now, and naturally, I don't close it. What I'm concerned about, and I've never seen this in Firefox or Safari is the amount of memory it's using.

Any ideas guys? Only got a few tabs open.

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Wait, I'm confused. You complain that Chrome is using a lot of memory, yet Safari is using twice the amount, and Firefox a bit more as well. :wacko:

I probably did not understand you correctly.

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[quote name='Pharos' date='03 August 2010 - 17:19' timestamp='1280852361' post='592988782']
Wait, I'm confused. You complain that Chrome is using a lot of memory, yet Safari is using twice the amount, and Firefox a bit more as well. :wacko:

I probably did not understand you correctly.
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Other processes?

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Maybe shut it down when you aren't using it?

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I think that they are talking about the last 2 processes.

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Yeah, I'm talking about the 3GB+ of memory being used. LMFAO

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[quote name='Vegetunks' date='03 August 2010 - 09:12' timestamp='1280851952' post='592988760']
So I've been using Google Chrome on my Mac for a long time now, and naturally, I don't close it. What I'm concerned about, and I've never seen this in Firefox or Safari is the amount of memory it's using.

Any ideas guys? Only got a few tabs open.
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Naturally? Closing a program when I've finished using it seems more "natural", than leaving it to sit and do nothing?

Can I ask why you leave your browser running if you aren't using it? What about playing games.... oh right, Mac user. <- THAT'S A JOKE PEOPLE!!!!

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In my experience, chrome kinda sucks in more memory the longer it's running. I close it like everytime I don't have a tab open anymore. Never was a friend of the red button.

Just try to really close it every now and than and I am sure you will be fine...
It's a little like iTunes, which I for myself leave open like 24/7. After two or three days it uses more RAM than any other program I run. I restart it and voila, back to normal. =)

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Are you using the Adblock extension?

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Something on your machine is causing memory leak or something on it.. I'm not sure what's happening there but my chrome runs fine and I have multiple tabs, flash websites running in it etc.

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Any Flash sites? Try this-- change all your open pages to Google.com and see if the memory comes back... I know Flash videos for example take up a lot of memory and some cpu when loaded for a long time.

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[quote name='DavidM' date='03 August 2010 - 19:37' timestamp='1280860626' post='592989410']
Naturally? Closing a program when I've finished using it seems more "natural", than leaving it to sit and do nothing?

Can I ask why you leave your browser running if you aren't using it? What about playing games.... oh right, Mac user. <- THAT'S A JOKE PEOPLE!!!!
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Yes, No sense closing an Application when you have 8GB of RAM sitting there doing sweet frak all. I've often left multiple games running at the same time too. Theres no harm in it, Mac OS X has very good memory management and will just page off apps I'm not using.

[quote name='Audioboxer' date='03 August 2010 - 23:00' timestamp='1280872859' post='592990222']
Are you using the Adblock extension?
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Nope, just 1Password

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I've seen Chrome get kind of large at times, but right now I'm running the latest dev build and I usually leave Chrome running all the time, and it's only using about 200MB total (all processes) and I use the Adblock extension!

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I have memory to throw around (10GB), but I've also noticed Chrome can take up quite a bit of memory. Safari 5 is a lot more efficient in my testing. Then again, if Safari 5 crashes, it crashes, so there's a tradeoff there. I'll be interested in seeing what WebKit 2's memory management/usage is like.

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[quote name='Elliott' date='04 August 2010 - 16:18' timestamp='1280935109' post='592992432']
I have memory to throw around (10GB), but I've also noticed Chrome can take up quite a bit of memory. Safari 5 is a lot more efficient in my testing. Then again, if Safari 5 crashes, it crashes, so there's a tradeoff there. I'll be interested in seeing what WebKit 2's memory management/usage is like.
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Thankyou for a constructive answer. Any ideas when we'll be seeing builds of Chrome with WebKit 2?

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I haven't seen my Chrome usage go that high before but generally I try to keep tabs fresh so that they don't take up too much memory in the long run. If I'm going to go to a new site, I'll just open a new tab and close the old, irrelevant one, so that a fresh process is created for the new job. If I keep reusing the existing tab to go to new sites for a long period of time, the ram usage will continue to rise, I believe.

However, where we clearly differ is how I always quit my applications when I'm not going to be needing them for a little while. I do this with browsers on purpose, even though I know I'll eventually need to open it again later, just to make sure memory leaks like this do not take over my system. I'd recommend just setting Chrome to remember the open tabs, and close the app once in a while. Re-opening Chrome will be pretty much just like how you left it.

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[quote name='Vegetunks' date='04 August 2010 - 01:59' timestamp='1280912362' post='592991530']
Yes, No sense closing an Application when you have 8GB of RAM sitting there doing sweet frak all. I've often left multiple games running at the same time too. Theres no harm in it, Mac OS X has very good memory management and will just page off apps I'm not using.
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I never said there was any harm in it, but if there [b]IS[/b] a memory leak even the smallest one, it will eventually start to consume more and more memory.

As fast as browsers open, I've just never felt the need to leave any of them running. (I've got 8gigs as well and Windows 7 manages memory great)

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Well either way the issue hasn't returned since that one off, maybe just a bug in the build? I just find it weird, I've had Chrome running upwards of 25 days in the past without memory going above 500MB. I figure as I close and open tabs technically I'm opening and closing processes, so no harm done. I guess I've gotten used to Linux Server's too much and never needing to reboot or restart processes.

I'll revive this thread if it happens again but include much more data.

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