All advanced users know that Google Chrome browser is very memory intensive. Although the Californian company announces with each version that its software consumes less memory, it must be said that the Internet browser is eating more and more RAM . Even after closing a navigation tab, the process remains open and can occupy several hundred megabytes of valuable RAM. Anyway, the more the computer is equipped with RAM the more Chrome will consume it.
This is the simplest principle for a software to be fast: store everything in RAM. However, this program should free up resources once the tab is closed or the application left.
A Microsoft engineer has looked at the problem and proposes a solution. A solution that is not applicable by everyone, as the operations are reserved for the most experienced users. We therefore do not recommend changing these settings to avoid instability of the operating system and/or the Chrome browser. This tutorial exists for information purposes and ends with a humorous feature that will be understood by all those who have already complained about the abusive use of RAM by Google Chrome.
It should be noted in passing that Firefox is no less voracious in RAM.
Why did a Microsoft employee search and find a solution for Chrome? Because Edge, the Microsoft browser, has recently abandoned its engine EdgeHTML to use Chromium, the engine of Google’s browser. And that the overconsumption of RAM applies to all Chromium-based browsers, so also to new versions of Edge. This geek procedure only works on Windows.
Modify the Windows pre-fetcher (memory manager component) to load the code into the Image pages and not into the MapFiles pages to save processor and memory. This change requires theAPI PreFetchVirtualMemory. source
The manufacturer of RAM strips does not hesitate to make fun of Google Chrome:
This is your RAM .
And THIS is your RAM on Chrome. pic.twitter.com/zI9DRh53Ng
— CORSAIR (@CORSAIR ) January 23, 2019