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MoNsTeReNeRgY22

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I use a combo of Opera and Chrome and both browsers keep having tabs crash and state they are out of memory. Sometimes I will open one of the browsers and will get the crash message right off the bat, or just open a new tab and I will see it. Have tried uninstalling and reinstalling both.

 

My machine is running 8.1, has 16GB of RAM, C: (SSD with 135GB free and main browser/programs installed) and a X: (Storage drive with some programs installed as well).

 

 I know my machine is malware free and I know I am not running out of RAM. But I have a feeling it has something to do with my virtual memory settings. My C: is the only one with a paging file and is set to System managed.

 

Any suggestions?


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Can you post a screen capture of the error message when it fails?


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Sorry about that, here you go.

 

Chrome

http://imgur.com/n3QfXAr

 

Opera

http://imgur.com/GOke97y

 

Task manager right after the crashed page

http://imgur.com/yjMNRvB


Edited by MoNsTeReNeRgY22, 05 July 2015 - 06:39 PM.

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Do you have any Add-ons for either/both browsers?

 

What happens with IE?


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I do have add ons but the issue persists even with none of them enabled or installed. My laptop with Chrome and Opera on Windows 7 syncs all the settings, extensions, etc and does not have this problem. Same with my work computer, just this PC.

 

Have yet to try IE since I try to avoid it.


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Try it and/or Firefox just as a test, If that fails then it's a OS problem, otherwise it's (probably) something to do with Chrome and Opera.


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Oh, same problem with you, and my computer to forced shutdown. about 3 times last week.


Edited by AlicePhoebe, 08 July 2015 - 01:45 AM.

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I disabled virtual memory on all the drives and I haven't run into the problem since. Has been 2 days so far.


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With 12GB of ram you probably don't need virtual memory.


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With 12GB of ram you probably don't need virtual memory.

Agreed but of course right as I said that got the error in chrome when opening a new tab.
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Some applications do coded to use virtual memory even do there is more then a memory to hold its data you should enable virtual memory but as long as your computer working without problem then you don't need to worry about virtual memory.


Edited by FreeBooter, 09 July 2015 - 11:39 AM.

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Re-enable Virtual Memory but move the swapfile to a drive other than C: (X:) see what that does.


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Re-enable Virtual Memory but move the swapfile to a drive other than C: (X:) see what that does.

Tried disabling Samsung RAPID (uses some unused RAM as a cache for the SSD) but still got the browser errors.

 

Just re-enabled virtual memory on my X: and will report back.

 

Update: Still got the same error message when opening a new tab in Chrome.


Edited by MoNsTeReNeRgY22, 19 July 2015 - 04:05 PM.

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Post a snapshot of a fullscreen Disk Management Window:

To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen. Expand the fields as necessary so everything can be seen.
 

How to Take and Create a Screenshot with Paint in Windows 8 and 8.1
 

Use the Browse and Attach This File buttons below the text input area while using the More Reply Options editor to upload and insert here.


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Start web browser without add-ons to find out if any add-on causing the problem.


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