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I have 6 google chrome windows open right now and i'm using 1.2gb opening another raises it by 300 mb even if that window is minimised.
It added 300 MB just by opening another window?!?!?!
Please tell me that was an off the cuff example, rather than what acturly happened?
Chrome claims to be a "faster" browser. The only way this seems possible would be by intelligent pre-fetching of pages. For which buffering would have to be allocated. This COULD be on disk, but when an effecient os sees free RAM, it uses it.
It's also possible that Chrome isn't actually reserving RAM for itself. Consider how fast any given program opens the SECOND time it's used in a session compared to the first. A modern os is very good at caching code that "might be needed again" or "might be needed in a minuite". Loading Chrome just prompted the os to shuffle its caching around. I don't pretend to understand just how it works, but I'm delighted that my computer, seeing free RAM, doesn't ignore it but tries to use it to best advantage!