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new version - OUT OF MEMORY issue

  • This problem is reproducible 100% of the time. Can't believe it's still not fixed.

    Really? Because I can't reproduce it at all. I sleep listing to YouTube videos, some of which run 10 hours long. I keep Opera running for days, sometimes weeks at a time, often with dozens of tabs open at once. So, saying the problem is 100% reproducible isn't accurate. It's 100% reproducible on less than 1% of machines.

  • I'm having the same issue. It started about a few? months back. My usage pattern hasn't changed and the symptom has started.

    System= Win 10 pro 64 bit, 64GB RAM, Xeon E5 CPU, Video cards=Nvidia Quadro 600, Tesla C2050.
    Opera version= 43.0.2442.991 (PGO)
    Opera addons= adblock plus, flash block plus, Google search image search

    My Usage pattern=

    • ONLY VPN turn on. VPN is the only reason I'm using Opera.
    • Single window, but multiple tabs 20-30 most of the times.

    After a while, I get OUT OF MEMORY. I have to restart, or sometimes need to close some tabs and reload. If I remember correctly, a few months back when this issue started, it showed "page crashed" (just like Chrome) page, then it changed to OUT OF MEMORY error page after a few updates.

    I've been changing settings, but not successful so far. Only remedy is open only several (10?) tabs. Or, if I get OOM error, close a few tabs, and reload pages -- that works sometimes, but sometimes the browser just crashes eventually. I've turned on automatic crash report, so I'm hoping Opera dev team have some idea and put out fix in near future.

    Chrome and Firefox can handle multiple windows (4-5) and each window has several tabs (10-30) and they do fine. But I use different browsers for different use -- Google for certain set of sites, and FF for other types, and Opera for VPN.

    I've been using Opera for a long time, even purchased when they used to sold the s/w, before Chrome came out, and Mozilla was dead, and Opera was the only competing browser against IE. I like Opera a lot, but too bad it's giving this specific error. Hope this gets fixed soon.

  • Try with a Clean Profile, here is the "How to" Frequently Asked Questions (Opera for Windows) .

  • Avast anti-virus

    Quite a few people are using Avast here. Just try with Avast completely disabled - does Opera behave better?

    And no, using PC without antivirus doesn't kill you, at least not immedately. Better to use non-admin Windows profile of course.

  • And no, using PC without antivirus doesn't kill you[]

    :lol:

  • Update:
    still using VPN. I don't use Avast. Just Windows Defender.
    Turned off all the extensions and the error hasn't happened yet.

  • The problem has been happening since at least several months. In my case, I think VPN causes the memory leak. With only several tabs open, especially with Youtube videos, the memory usage of Opera goes up to 1.5 GB. This is unacceptable. VPN itself is quite reliable, but when it is on; it somehow causes this out of memory situation.

    And a person mentioned other extensions are causing this, it doesn't seem to be true. With or without an adblocker, the problem still happens.

  • Update again:
    opera updated to 43.0.2442.1144 (PGO)

    OOM error happened again even with all the extensions are disabled. It took longer, but the error still happens.

    I agree -- youtube causes OOM error sooner.

  • I do not usuarlly use VPN but it's so weird... I recommend to try with disabling any AV and with a clean Opera profile.

    I suppose they test with at least Windows Defender, so should work unless it's a bug.

    If you can try with another PC or in a VM the situation could be isolated and discard any assumptions.

  • I have the same problem. windows10, windows defender. It happens every day. After it happend, I restart windows, so opera works for some time. Alternatively I use edge that doesn't claim any memory problem.

  • The same issue. Windows 10 64-bit, Opera 43.0.2442.1144. Fix it, please.

  • I'm testing it on a flash video and the memory use is reasonable.

  • Happens to when I go on the local TV news site

    https://1drv.ms/i/s!ArebzalZDNjFjHeRdyoOD0b91Q7B

    that's a screenshot of the Windows task manager with a total of 2.4GB of memory being use with only 2 tabs open Facebook and the TVNZ news page and only gets worse if I open more tabs until opera is so slow it becomes unusable

  • What does Opera's Task Manager say is using the most RAM when that is happening?

  • Using Unlocator and watching BBC iPlayer. 50 minutes and... crash, out of memory. Doesn't happen with Netflix.
    Get the same crash with Vivaldi. Chrome problem?

  • @zalex108 please check below.

    https://forums.opera.com/post/117042

  • Same thing is happening to my opera installation since November 2016.

    • Symptoms: From time to time, especially when opening sites with (html5) video content, opera will show 'out of memory' error, and have to be restarted.
    • System specs: windows 10 x64, 32GB RAM, AMD Radeon 380x, Intel 6600K.
    • Misc: Windows Defender and Comodo personal firewall running. Flash is NOT installed.

    What has been tried:

    • Incognito / Private mode : No effect.
    • VPN enabled vs disabled : No effect, maybe slightly less frequent.
    • Hardware Accelerated rendering enabled vs disabled: No effect.
    • New Profile / Clean Install: No effect.

    For comparison: Opera (recently opened) with 4 tabs, and a youtube tab playing 3 movie trailers, and it's already at 850MB RAM usage. Vs Firefox which has around 12 tabs open and a youtube tab that has been playing a lot of other contents for at least 5 hours is sitting at 550MB RAM usage. The weird thing is, closing the youtube tab does not decrease opera's memory usage at all.

    Would appreciate workarounds/suggestions.
    If anyone needs more information, please let me know.

    Thanks.

  • What has been tried:

    What about disabling the anti-virus and other security softwares? There are some reports about they causing issues.

  • happens to me all the time on Windows 7 after watching 10 videos or so.
    will there be any real response from the dev team, any real fix other than "cannot reproduce that" messages?
    apparently it has been happening to a lot of people so why not stop acting like "woah we have no idea this is happening" and try to fix it or at least have the guts to acknowledge it.

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