Why Chrome Uses So Much Freaking RAM

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Google Chrome is a fine browser, but that goodness comes with a number of foibles that make us want to tear down walls and run to Firefox. But as Lifehacker points out, there’s a good reason that Chrome eats up so much damn RAM—and there are solutions to help you get around it.

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DISCUSSION

AgentRockstar
AgentRockstar

At what point though do you have enough ram not to care?

I have 32GB and I don’t every worry or experience any lag in my system.

The one thing I keep getting angry at but remember that it’s useful (unless someone here disagrees) is the hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys that take up what feels like a ton of hard drive space, but since it’s supposed to work in tandem with RAM (about the same size as the amount of RAM you have) I leave it alone.