Heightened RAM and GPU memory usage and crashes
ynhockey last edited by
I am a pretty heavy user and generally have 100+ tabs open at any time. Usually this posed no issue on any of my PCs, which have between 16GB and 32GB of RAM. On some occasions, I got individual page crashes, but when I reloaded the page, it would reduce the RAM usage elsewhere and properly load the page.
However, recently, I think as of version 65 (but could have been earlier), Opera keeps crashing all the time with high RAM usage. I suspect it also has to do with the GPU memory, as it happens more often with GPU-intensive websites like video sites. However, what I see directly is just that heavier RAM usage causes crashes, and a general slowdown of the system. The frequency is about 2–3 crashes per hour.
Has anyone else experienced this?
burnout426 last edited by
Not experiencing it, but there are a few things you can try.
Hit shift + esc in Opera ot open its task manager to see what it reveals is using up your ram. Test without extensions too just in case one is triggering the issue.
Make sure Opera's battery saver feature is off. It can cause low-memory warnings if enabled and active (like on a laptop running on battery).
Goto the URL
opera://settings/systemdisable hardware acceleration and restart Opera. Try using Opera like that for a while to see if there's a difference. If so, it might indeed be GPU-related. You can launch Opera with the --disable-gpu command-line switch instead if that's easier.