The High CPU/RAM/ETC Usage Topic
davidgould last edited by davidgould
Opera's Task Manager does show that most of the processes are extensions and rendering threads. It looks like this was changed in Chromium over a year ago. [I'm trying to get to the bottom of why Opera (and Chromium?) uses so much memory, how tabs/pages are swapped out etc].
GhostUnamused last edited by
@leocg I am facing the same problem I already use the hard limit but somehow opera still takes up a lot of memory. It's a big problem for me since I have a 4GB ram laptop. I didn't have this issue in the previous versions. I didn't even have to use the ram limiter let alone the hard limit. If this continues Opera GX will render my laptop unusable and I will have to switch to a less ram consuming browser. But I don't want to switch from opera. Please help me
davidnikoli last edited by
I just got a laptop from laptop rental. Intsall opera on it and i started my work. After some time, I noticed that my laptop was getting very hot. I just open one tab and opera is using 1.2 gig memory. Is there any solution to reduce the use of Opera memory? If yes, please let me know i am worried about it.
dugglebb last edited by leocg
General agreement with the thread concept. The more recent upgrades of Opera Hog CPU on a regular basis, internet banking is becoming a trial as often the CPU hogging means the transaction times out before the CPU drops to less than 100%
Doesn't happen in Chrome so unless a reliable working fix comes up soon I'm going to Junk opera as unusable and revert to Chrome.
I might even give MS Edge a go, it can't be any worse than present Opera versions
dugglebb last edited by
feel the banning for capitalisation is absurd, but seems in keeping with current product's performance, shame there's not the same attention and effort applied to product shortcomings as to grammar critique
have tried other browsers and decided that vivaldi is vastly superior to opera, and i hope i won't need to complain in capitals or lower case. so opera will be going in the bin
darkpassenger last edited by
Update stream: Stable
System: Windows 7 64-Bit
The 'Browser' process hammers the CPU, for no discernible reason. From searching, I see many unanswered questions about this. It'd be nice if this issue were addressed.
Before upgrading, using v65, I didn't have any problems like this at all.
System CPU usage is 35% for Opera. Process explorer shows:
It's the same every time, in getHandlerVerifier, which I can't find more information about.
Opera's internal task manager shows the browser process at 146% or higher, constantly.
This is regardless of what tabs are open.
I kill the useless "Opera Touch" process every time on start up, which is something that wasn't in older versions; doesn't make a difference. I'll note this doesn't start with opening the browser, it happens after, and again, isn't related to a specific site.
After killing all processes, one by one, it stopped after killing the Network Utility service; I didn't have to restart the browser, which has been the only way to stop this before. (If left, it will keep hammering CPU; for hours)
Someone must know something. I've depended on Opera for some critical work related tasks so this is disconcerting and untenable and I would welcome suggestions. (I did do the whole clean install (on another system) in addition to the upgraded browser, and it's the same thing, so this isn't an issue with extensions, flags, commandline switches, cookies, cached code, etc.)
Martin1841 last edited by
CPU at over 20% when literally no tabs are open. I have i5-10600. That's 6c/12t.
So what Opera is doing with my processor?
For comparison, I can play 4 YT videos at 4K at the same time in Opera and the CPU usage will be around 7-8%.
So why does my CPU run at 20% with only speed dial running? Speed dial is not even a tab but a kind of "main menu".
What are you guys doing? Is it something nasty? Something dark? Are you spying on me or my friends? Scanning my documents on my disk?
I am using Opera since 2006. Should I switch to Vivaldi or should I stay?
Thank you for your explanation.
g4mingfr34k last edited by
My Opera always runs at highest capacity (right now it is using 3 Gigs of Ram) even tho it just needs a fraction of that.
How can I toggle it down a notch?
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tasha1241 last edited by
Opera is eating up so much of my PC resources. Anyone with an idea how to regulate it?
catscrath25 last edited by
here since no one can seemingly follow directions on this board. hopefully this helps