IE8 Memory usage very high especially with Facebook Mafia Wars

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by hugh_forsyth, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. hugh_forsyth

    hugh_forsyth Guest

    Not sure if this is the correct forum for IE8 feedback to developers but...

    I've found IE8 to be a bit of a mixed blessing and it's memory usage is very
    thirsty. If I am playing "Mafia Wars" non Facebook then the memory usage can
    reach 300+Megs. On a 1GB RAM PC this caused Windows to reconfgure my page

    This did not happen in IE7 and Chrome, Firefox and Opera processes use much
    less memory when browsing the same sites.

    I'm guessing the javascript engine is not releasing memory or something.

    I also find the browser hangs when visiting any RIA/Ajax/Heavy Javascript
    site. It seems like the browser will only respond to user interaction once
    it has downloaded all files and ran all javascript. I have my home page set
    to Hotmail, Facebook and Flickr which are all very javascript heavy. I can't
    do anything with the browser for a minute or so after launch until all the
    hotmail ads have loaded then if I am lucky I can switch to one the next
    Facebook tab although sometimes I think it waits for that to load as well.

    This happenned in IE7 as well but seems worse in IE8 (although that may just
    be preception as I thought this was one of the changes in IE8 - making it
    more Chrome like with regard to memory/process/thread management )


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    hugh_forsyth, Mar 25, 2009
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