How I got on this I was when I turned on my computer and all cpu cores were hitting the high 90*C range…almost shutting the system down. Not sure why, but the system just did an update from MS. Anyway, opened my Windows Task Manager (Windows I know, sad) and started to watch the resources get eaten up by different things and I noticed the Chrome browser had 4 separate instances running (always does but not sure what each one is with just one window open) but were just gobbling the resources. So I decided to see what the other browsers do. So here is a rundown…
(Just opening to Google)
- Chrome is about 78K of memory
- Firefox is about 78K
- IE 10 is about 37 (seriously)
- Safari for Windows is about 55K
- Opera is about 75K
- Chrome is 85K to 110K
- Firefox is 85K to 105K
- ie10 is 60K to 75K
- Safari is about 75K to 85K
- Opera is about 80K to 100K
So it looks like Chrome and Firefox are the worse for using resources. Going to a site like cnn rocketed these two browsers to 280K
I once got firefox to use 4GB of RAM.
4GB,....lol…. must have had a lot of videos playing
I just did another test…I use XAMPP on my local when making themes and opened up my site and a second tab in Chrome. Needed 165K
Then I closed it and opened FF which was almost the same. Then for ie10, I did the same but shockingly it only grabbed 55K.
I should probably go back to ie instead of chrome for my primary. Whoever thought ie would be playing nice with resources. I remember long ago going using Netscape (now I’m aging myself) then to ie then to Firefox then a year ago to Chrome, now probably back to ie.
hey breecode…where’s your ie? lol