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  • @chris1970au said in Opera Latest Version Memory Leak.:

    Hi guys and gals,

    Um... what is Discord???

    Discord is a voice(VOIP)/text/video chatting program that can exist as a downloaded program for computers as well as existing as a web-based and mobile app. It has been known to sometimes be involved with memory leak problems when co-installed with chromium browsers. Normally, unless you intentionally installed it, it shouldn't be present on your system.

  • @blackbird71
    Thank you Blackbird71, I just did a search of my PC for Discord, nothing found, so it is not the cause of my Opera crashing/freezing issue! I wonder what IS the problem???

  • @chris1970au said in Opera Latest Version Memory Leak.:

    ... I just did a search of my PC for Discord, nothing found, so it is not the cause of my Opera crashing/freezing issue! I wonder what IS the problem???

    I'm not sure. But for comparison, on my system when using either Opera or chromium-based Vivaldi at that website, the GPU process consumes only between 350,000 and 400,000 KB memory. This system has graphics acceleration enabled, but has an Intel internal graphics processor chip.

  • @blackbird71
    The Radeon Vega 8 2GB Graphics is integrated. I had a 1GB nVidia pci in my old pc, and it was doing it's job! I'm no gamer, so I don't need heaps of gpu ram or whatever it's called, lol.
    All I want is for Opera to not crash/freeze all the time, ie, work like it used to!

  • @chris1970au

    Hi All, it seems that I may have fixed the memory leak issue! And it was so simple, all I did was block Flash for all sites! I did this earlier today and so far so good, and with 'Hardware Acceleration' ON! Yippee 🙂
    I will let you all know if/when it starts crashing/freezing again. And no, I haven't checked either Task Managers, yet! Bye and thanks 🙂

  • @chris1970au

    I spoke too soon, had to turn Hardware Acceleration OFF, as my Opera browser froze last night! 😞

  • Iv noticed im getting this issue as well (Latest update as always), i was browsing through deviantart then opera gave an error saying its out of memory, if i remove all extensions it makes little to no difference, in windows taskmanager its using a crazy amount of ram

    I dont use discord so its not that, something is definitely wrong with opera as of late
    Was only 2 days ago i did a clean os install as its now on a m.2 nvme drive

  • @john30011887 Is/was your Opera installation set to have its graphics hardware acceleration turned on (and enabled within your system)? Deviantart is a graphics-rich environment and there may be some kind of relationship per the @chris1970au post right above yours. Note: this is a troubleshooting question, not necessarily a forever "fix".

  • Yeah i always make sure iv got that setting on (which it is atm)

    I notice theres more processes in taskmanager too used to be under 10 but now its around 17
    I haven't even added anymore extensions than what i always have which is 4
    My specs if needed (rtx2080, 16gb ram, 8700k) latest windows 10 pro, latest drivers as always

    I never had this with older versions but i dont know when this issue started but i know it is recent

  • @john30011887 ya might check burnout post

    burnout426 11 days ago
    Opera's battery saver feature is known to cause low memory/out of memory issues. Make sure it's turned off.

    peeps with lottsa of tabs open (not say 'n you john) could try this new flag called - Calculate window occlusion on Windows - enable it..

  • @john30011887 In my Opera version (66.0.3515.27 with no optional extensions), there are 11 processes running in Windows Task Manager and 10 running in Opera's Task Manager (the difference being Opera crash-reporter being also shown in the Windows TM). If you have 4 optional extensions installed, I would expect you to only have 14 (or 15) processes running in a TM. Regardless, the relevant question is which named Opera process is causing the RAM explosion when it occurs.

  • I don't understand is this a recognised issue by Opera people or not?

    I think new version handles memory more poorly, but it is not catastrophic.
    I have about 10 windows open usually, Windows 8.1

  • The built-in sidebar extensions like Whatsapp and Facebook etc. will create processes too if they're set up and enabled.

  • For me battery saver is always off, also never used any of those built-in sidebar extensions
    As i said i used to have under 10 processes even with my own 4 extensions so Opera is adding more and causing memory to go wild

    Lol i just looked at taskmanager and for now its normal again, i haven't changed or touched anything and i even have twitch open right now and my usual 4 extensions being used, this makes no sense

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  • @john30011887 said in Opera Latest Version Memory Leak.:

    ... Lol i just looked at taskmanager and for now its normal again, i haven't changed or touched anything and i even have twitch open right now and my usual 4 extensions being used, this makes no sense ...

    Welcome to the wonderful world of troubleshooting! If the memory issue does seem to recur in the future, see if you can capture Opera's Task Manager listing (Shift+Esc) while things are still misbehaving. It gives a better process description for each running browser process than does Windows Task Manager.

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