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Opera Latest Version Memory Leak.

  • @saintgrimm Yes, I said you to look at Opera's Task Manager, what clearly means a task manager that belongs to Opera, so a task manager inside Opera.

  • @saintgrimm in Windows task manager, enable the PID field so you can check there which Opera process is taking so much RAM and compare to the process ID in Opera's task manager.

  • @leocg And I had no idea anything like that existed.... You could try being helpful instead of acting so high and mighty, you know... Might make people enjoy interacting with you more. So far, the others posting here have been far more helpful and they don't seem to have such a big head about it either.

    Kinda to the point that I'd prefer no help at all than to read your condescending messages.

  • @saintgrimm You could have asked how to go to Opera's task manager if you didn't know.

  • @leocg Here we go again....

    I Did Not Know There Was Any Such Thing

    so naturally... I thought you must be talking about the only task manager I'm aware of....

  • @saintgrimm That's why I wrote Opera's.

  • @leocg Look dude, I don't want your help. You're being condescending and I'm not dealing with it. I won't be reading or replying to your comments any further.

    If anyone else on this forum would like to help and doesn't try to put people down over English not being their native tongue, and not berating people about not understanding the way you meant something, I welcome you to post!

  • Hi,

    The best you can do is to start a Clean Profile and check.
    Just Rename the current Profile folder.

    If it works,
    Then something is wrong: Cache, Extensions, or something else.

    If still happens,
    Then maybe it's a bug, try an older version and check.


    You can transport your current data to the new Profile and continue working, try to fix the current one or do both things to keep running and to find the cause.

    That way, you will learn about Important Profile files and what to do when facing issues.


    Follow the Signature's Backup | Reset link to find out the needed info.

    "Off Topic Tip"
    Follow the Signature's Backup | Reset link.
    Take the opportunity to start a Backup plan and even create a Template Profile.

    SyncBack | Synkron helps.

    Windows 7 (x64)
    Opera Test profile | Back up | Reset

  • @saintgrimm Just for information, English is not my native language too.

    Back to the business: In Windows task manager you can click on the memory column to make the aps with more memory usage to be on the top of the list.
    Being Opera the one to blame, you can use my suggestion to compare the processes ID in both task managers so you can identify which one is causing the leak.

  • @zalex108 It's been almost 3 hours since I started the new profile, and Opera has not built up any extra memory usage. So it seems to have worked, could you possibly explain this to me? I still had default settings on the old profile, except dark theme + VPN turned on. Those settings are turned on now too. But I've been hovering 25-30% ram usage for close to 3 hours straight. Maybe it will still build higher, but I think it might be fixed. I just don't understand what could be different though? I'll leave it open over night again just to be sure.

  • @saintgrimm said in Opera Latest Version Memory Leak.:

    The leak is slower without discord though. In 10 hours, my ram usage only went up 30%, compared to 60% in 8 hours before. Why does a specific version of windows cause problems between Opera and discord? And why did taking out discord make the leak only half as bad, but still existent? ...

    Frankly, I don't know the 'why' of it. I do know that within the last few days, at least one other user of a different, non-Opera chromium browser plus the Discord program suddenly experienced runaway memory leakage that led to crashes, and that disabling Discord stopped the leakage. Their problem began immediately after updating their Windows 10 to the 1909 build, hence my question to you because it seemed strangely coincidental with your problem. I was trying to isolate Discord and 1909 as possible contributors to your issue. It may well be that profile corruption of some kind may have been your actual problem cause.

  • @blackbird71 I have discord open now with a new profile and it's been open many hours and doesn't seem to be going up. Maybe the other persons browser could be fixed similarly? Since it wasn't going up as fast without discord, maybe something about discord amplifies the leak?

    Could have just been a coincidence as well. I left opera open over night, so it didn't have as much use without discord as it did with. No facebook messaging or youtube playing, so perhaps that's the true reason it didn't go up as fast and discord had nothing to do with my issue?

  • been having this issue for the last 2-4 updates
    after running for less then 10 min (65.0.3467.78)

  • ok i did some testing then googled discord memory leak and yep its discord

  • @saintgrimm

    I don't know what could be the cause.

    Note: If it's related to Discord, none of this suggestions would work.

    If you want to figure it out, you can try Cleaning on the old Profile:

    (From Opera - Opera://settings/clearBrowserData)

    • Cache
    • Cookies
    • History
    • [*]

    (From Explorer - Profile)

    • Service Worker\CacheStorage
    • Service Worker\ScriptCache
    • Code Cache\js

    Some of them may get cleaned after clean Cache .

    [*] If still, (Advanced) mark also::

    • Site Settings
    • Hosted App data
  • I have been using opera for years and this is the first time this happened,right now its using 8gb with 15 tabs and every tab is using around 500mb,i can restart it and it starts normal and keeps slowly going up until it reaches 14gb!!i closed all suspect tabs and nothing happened,even with just youtube it happens,i disabled all extensions.

  • @teenideek Do you use Discord?

  • @leocg yea but i didnt open it today at all,iu think the last time was 4 days ago.It doesnt open on startup.

  • Hi guys and gals,

    Um... what is Discord??? I have been having the same issues as the OP! I took some screenshots, both with and without 'Use Hardware Acceleration' See attachments! Screenshot (2).png Screenshot (4).png As can be seen, the GPU Process uses a lot of RAM, and despite what I have read about multiple processes stopping browsers from crashing/freezing, that is NOT the case for me, Opera crashes/freezes many times a day, nearly everytime I go to either Caesars via Facebook or the Playtika site (pictured in screenshots)! This has only happened since I bought HP HP Pavilion Desktop 590-p0xxx, 3.50 gigahertz AMD Ryzen 3 2200G with Radeon Vega Graphics, Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1809 (build 17763.914), Opera Browser Version:65.0.3467.78. Any real help with fixing this drastic memory leak will be greatly appreciated 🙂 P.S. I am a long user of Opera browser and never had it crashing/freezing before!