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new version - OUT OF MEMORY issue

  • 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

  • Not sure if this is the same problem or not. But for every tab that I have open there are 2 or 3 entries in task manager and that uses up a lot of memory. Eventually, I just have to close opera down and start over as it becomes unresponsive. I'm on
    Version: 44.0.2510.1218 (PGO) but whe i went to the about box it said downloading updates so maybe I was on a prior version. Opera is now telling me to restart.

  • But for every tab that I have open there are 2 or 3 entries in task manager

    There should only be one entry per tab, plus one for the browser itself, one for each extension, one for plug-ins, etc.

  • I am new to Opera, and to this forum.

    I came here exactly because I was having this problem on Google Chrome.

    Also with VPN and streaming video.

    In my case it was soccer games streaming through a non-Twitch site. In Chrome, VPN is added through an extension, and when I disable this extension, things seem to go fine. The Out of Memory problem also seems to happen when VPN is active, for all sites with streaming video.

    I also am using Windows 10, with a NVidia GeForce card and an old HP workstation (but with 8 gig memory). I have not yet experienced the problem in Opera, but I am new. . . (posted because this was similar to the problem that brought me to Opera today).

  • I wonder if it happens only when Chrome is running. Isn't Opera built on Chrome, or something like that?

    Anyway, I'm experimenting with Chrome shut down while using Opera. I'll try to remember to come back and report on results later.

  • Isn't Opera built on Chrome, or something like that?

    Nope. Both Opera and Chrome are based on Chromium.

  • I had this issue yesterday. The computer said out of memory on both browsers and then the computer shut down and applied updates to windows 7. Not sure if updates had anything to do with it but i'm pretty sure it was twitch related because thats what I was watching and I have had this error before watching Twitch streams.

    I was watching Twitch with 2 streams one on each monitor. Also I was closing and opening a 3rd stream. I have had this issue in the past with just one stream but for today It mainly was two streams one on each monitor.

    I just upgraded my memory from 4 GB to 16 GB

    Here are my specs

    CPU: I5 2500k
    RAM: 16GB RAM
    OS: Win 7
    Opera version: 43.0
    Video card: GTX 750ti 2GB

    Could the problem be with overbuffering? Maybe Opera is not allocating the memory correctly with Twitch? I'm not exactly sure how streams work are they buffered in RAM or the HD? Im assuming they get buffered to the HD. Well just wanted to report this issue. Thanks!