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IE 7 uses large amounts of memory


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jmcconkey

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Hi,

I have IE 7 on my system, and for whatever reason it uses extremely high amounts of memory. For instance I can be working online, and after about an hour I will notice that my browser becomes very slow, and eventually to the point that it will no longer do anything. Also, other programs on my PC becomes frozen as well. I will open task manager and the Memory usage for IE will be anywhere from 300,000k to upwards of 900,000k. For each window of IE open! (Like there will be 2 or 3 IE instances in the task manager with this high memory usage) I have to end the tasks for IE, and it goes back to normal for awhile. I canít figure it out? The computer is a new Dell, that I got about 2 months ago, and itís been this way since I got it.

Any ideas?

Thanks, JM
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ablackstone

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I too am having the same problem. Would be great to see if anyone else has any answers. Let me know if I can help if symptoms or troubleshooting since I too am experieincing the issue. I use IE and usually 4-5 tabs. I have seen this on two other workstations but haven't had time to troubleshoot fully. I am on a Dell laptop with 2GB mem, another station I saw this on is a Dell laptop with 512MB mem.
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