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.




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.