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new version - OUT OF MEMORY issue

  • Disabling VPN in fact seems to stop the problem on my desktop, but on my notebooks VPN is enabled an works fine without causing "out of memory"-problems.

  • Disabling VPN in fact seems to stop the problem on my desktop, but on my notebooks VPN is enabled an works fine without causing "out of memory"-problems.

    Same OS?

    Same uptdates?

  • No, Win 7-64 prof, on the desktop an Win 8.1 prof and 10 prof. on the notebooks and almost the same software installed. But however, on the desktop only opera with VPN causes problems and all other browsers installed work fine (IE, Vivaldi, Firefox 64). I had VPN switched on again today and after watching youtube videos for half an hour, Opera ran out of memory, I had to close Opera and switch off VPN and since there are no issues.

  • You may try to test with a Virtual Machine, on the desktop with problems, maybe there is something different.

  • I got a response from a Mod on Opera Blog about this issue.

    Only recently we have been able to reproduce it on one local machine. Problem seems to affect only Windows machines and some user profiles. We still haven't found way to introduce this issue on any of developer machines so we aren't progressing with the fix as fast as we'd like to.

    In my experience, this "Out of Memory" error and the crash afterwards, only happens when VPN is active and while a video is being played.

  • I think that problem depends on location.
    The vpn protocol seems to be attacked because of its vulnerability.

  • In O46, it seems to be fixed

  • The issue is definitely not fixed. I have the latest version and the VPN is causing a massive memory leak that takes my RAM usage up to 98% within 15 seconds of logging on to most sites. It's not just an issue with streaming, as some people are reporting - it happens on Hotmail & Facebook, among other sites.

    I've disabled all extensions and it's definitely the VPN. Cannot roll back to an earlier version as it says my profile is from a later version - so unsure what else I can do to fix it?


  • The issue is definitely not fixed. I have the latest version

    The issue seems to be fixed in Opera 46, just released in developer channel.

    what else I can do to fix it?

    Yep, until 46 reaches stable channel or the fix is back-ported to Opera 45. Or you can use the developer build, what is only recommend if you know the consequences of it.

  • No that's fine. I don't mind waiting thanks.

  • Markdown. I am currently having the same problem with Opera using too much memory. A dialogue box will open from Windows telling me that it is searching for a solution before it's shuts the Opera session down. I am using Windows 7 64

    Any suggestions before I start using another browser?

  • Any suggestions before I start using another browser?

    Reading this topic would be a good start. 🙂

  • Definitely having recent problems with VPN consistency, and out of memory message. Just in the past two weeks aprox. Hope this is fixed soon.

  • Same problem here, too. Open just a couple of tabs with sites that were never a problem before, and next thing you know Opera is using 3 fricken' GIGAbytes of memory and even when I close a bunch of tabs nothing changes. The only thing that helps, very temporarily, is to close the browser and reopen it. This is making it almost unusable. I'll be in the middle of an important project and suddenly my computer is threatening to freeze up because Opera is hogging so much memory. I really liked Opera previously, and I'd like to stick with it, but not like this. If it's fixed quickly, great. If not, I don't have the time or energy to screw around with crap like this.

  • Problem seems to have already been fixed on developer and beta channels, waiting to arrive on stable channel.

  • I get the same crash on twitch when watching streams.

  • I have same problem. Described here:

    Rather quickly, within an hour or two, grows from 1.8GB to 7.5GB+, and sometimes trigger windows "low on memory" warning.

    (Windows 7, 64 bit)

    Can't remember when it started, some time last year maybe. And on multiple computers(2) and installations(4), all running Windows 7 64 bit.

  • Just to clarify, I have the latest developer version and the problem is not fixed in it. It still happens when watching twitch streams.

  • I've never seen such issue here.
    What version of Opera and Windows are you using? Do you use any antivirus, security suite, antimalware or any other program that keeps monitoring your computer activities?
    What about extensions?
    Anything changes if you disable hardware acceleration?

    For those facing the 'out of memory' issue:
    What is your OS?
    What is your graphics card?
    Any program running in background, like anti-virus, security suite, anti-malware, etc?

    I'm using Opera 42.0.2393.94
    Windows version 8.1 64 bit
    CPU Intel-i5
    16GB Memory
    Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    If I run Opera with the VPN it uses up memory and crashes. If I run it without the VPN it works fine.
    Running Youtube and streaming video causes the memory leak to crash the browser much more quickly.
    It is reproducible every time and using the Task Manager you can actually watch the memory usage ramp up till it crashes.

  • For me it's flash video and mostly on website