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new version - OUT OF MEMORY issue

  • Is there any fix yet? This started for me too, several months ago. I currently have only 1 tab open for this thread and my task manager reads 46% memory usage. I cleared cache and history, it is still 46%. There are 6 line entries for Opera in task manager. I only have 1 extension (adblock plus). I use Norton Security. Graphics card is Intel(R) HD Graphics 620. Windows 10 Home on this 8GB HP laptop. Anything else I can provide that might help?

  • @heather2

    Try with How to report problems in Opera steps.

    For the clean profile:

    • Opera Help > Find solutions.
      And try the workarounds as "Test disabling AV"

    Windows 10 (x64) | Anniversary Update
    Opera Stable · Beta · Developer

    Test profile | Back up Linux · Mac · Win

  • Running Opera 49.0.2725.47

    I7 4790k
    EVGA GTX 1070
    16gb GDDR3

    For a while now, I've been having serious problems with unexpected crashes, the "Out of Memory" error, and VPN causing the entire browser to stop functioning. I am almost unable to use Opera at all now because of the "Out of Memory" problem. I have a fine experience on the other browsers I use, but Opera doesn't work anymore. Nothing's changed, I don't know why it's having such a problem now.

  • Guys, just to let you know, Opera is a 32bit application. This means that it can accede top 4GB of RAM (if the developers have correctly configured it, otherwise it's 2GB). No matter if you have a 64bit OS with 1 trillion GB

  • @pandorave said in new version - OUT OF MEMORY issue:

    Guys, just to let you know, Opera is a 32bit application.

    ??? It's only a 32-bit app if you initially installed it that way. Opera exists in both 32-bit and 64-bit forms. If you first install the 32-bit form and just keep updating it, it will remain 32-bit... but if you have a 64-bit OS, there's no reason you can't clean-install the 64-bit version.

  • @blackbird71 can't find the 64 version. I can see only one installer here and it install in Program Files (x86) which is for 32bit apps.

    Could you suggest a link to the latest 64bit version?

  • @leocg thanks! :smiling_face_with_open_mouth_smiling_eyes:

  • Opera 51
    Windows 10 fall update
    8gb of ram
    ryzen 1600
    gtx 1070

    With 2 tabs (html5 video, this page) : 850mb

    The max I've seen was 2.5gb (10 random tabs open)
    With normal use is 2gb on avg anyways(3 tabs & 2hours open)

    There is possibly a ram exploit but has to be reproduced with certain activities such as: leaving video open in the background, having both messenger and whatsapp in the background

    So for 4gb users can be big hard time. Possible fixes? Closing the app and opening it again. Killing messenger and whatsapp. Disable extensions

    For developers there should be some kind of ram opmitization, what Firefox quantium does is that only prioritizes the tab that is open at the moment. Reducing a lot of cpu and ram usage

    Hope this helps

  • @ferluis chrome gotta way too..

    Automatic tab discarding

    Chrome is notorious for its ability to consume memory and even machines with 8GB of RAM might run low with heavy usage. If this is an issue on your PC, you might benefit from automatic tab discarding, which removes tabs from the system memory when it starts running low. Discarded tabs are still shown in-browser and are reloaded when clicked.

    This opera flag might help with the video background..

    Optimize Background Video Playback.
    To optimize chrome performance this flag disables the video track while the video is played in the background.
    Enable it, but i have not tried it yet..

  • Found one flags in regards to tabs in opera..

    Pause background tabs

    Pause timers in background tabs after 5 minutes on desktop.

    and this flag..

    Throttle expensive background timers

    Enables intervention to limit CPU usage of background timers to 1%

    should help memory, cpu, & battery drainage..

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