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Google kills off Microsoft’s RAM-saving feature for Chrome on Windows 10

https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/google-kills-off-microsofts-ram-saving-feature-for-chrome-on-windows-10

Why?

So, why has Google killed off such a popular fix? It seems that while using Segment Heap did cut down on RAM usage by Chrome, an Intel engineer discovered that it ended up causing “performance regression” in other areas – particularly the processor.

And, according to a Chrome developer, “the CPU cost (10% slowdown on speedometer 2.0, 13% increase in CPU/power consumption) is too great for us too keep,” and so the feature will be turned off by default in Chrome 85, which will be released in August.

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Man, I KNEW something was going on with Chromium's high CPU usage.  Even when idle it consumes tons of cycles.  Play a video and you're liable to spike a core up to around 13% just like they say (that's almost exactly the percentage I see when monitoring it).  My little 6 core Intel laptop hates it, often hitting 70~80C or more if it's a heavy spike, especially on a particularly warm day.

I wish there were a way to disable it manually for users.

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Try Edge then, same Chrome fork.

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@exile360 Are you running a preview release of Chrome? As far as I understand, this feature never made it to the stable release.

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I'm using SRWare Iron and it definitely displays the behavior they're describing.  I see it every day as it's my primary browser.

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I read the article and you guys are right, so what I've been seeing must just be related to the sites I'm viewing most of the time (lots of YouTube/Amazon Video/Netflix) plus I typically have many tabs open at once, so it could just be the accumulated usage from that, plus the extensions I use.

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Just stop using the Marketing Giants

Help Secure your browsers

If you're not backing up your data and you're still using Google Chrome then you're just not serious about Privacy, Safety, and protecting your data. Malwarebytes is a fantastic program but you still need to back up your data and you still need to block scripts and Ads in your browser. 
Are you're still using Google Chrome? You may want to consider using Firefox instead. For more advanced users you might also consider installing NoScript as well (it does have a higher learning curve though)

You may be interested in using our new Malwarebytes Browser Guard to help protect your browser from items that uBlock or others don't target.

Also, don't forget to visit the bottom of the page listed here to make some privacy settings in Firefox if you're using Firefox, but be careful. implementing all those changes will greatly change how Firefox works and may be too strict for many users.  https://www.privacytools.io/browsers/#about_config

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55 minutes ago, AdvancedSetup said:

Just stop using the Marketing Giants

Help Secure your browsers

If you're not backing up your data and you're still using Google Chrome then you're just not serious about Privacy, Safety, and protecting your data. Malwarebytes is a fantastic program but you still need to back up your data and you still need to block scripts and Ads in your browser. 
Are you're still using Google Chrome? You may want to consider using Firefox instead. For more advanced users you might also consider installing NoScript as well (it does have a higher learning curve though)

You may be interested in using our new Malwarebytes Browser Guard to help protect your browser from items that uBlock or others don't target.

Also, don't forget to visit the bottom of the page listed here to make some privacy settings in Firefox if you're using Firefox, but be careful. implementing all those changes will greatly change how Firefox works and may be too strict for many users.  https://www.privacytools.io/browsers/#about_config

How to disable WebRTC in Firefox?
Set "media.peerconnection.enabled" to "false" in "about:config".

Firefox now tells Mozilla what your default browser is every day
In the Firefox address bar, you can type the following to check your settings:       about:telemetry

Firefox users in the U.S.
You are at risk of leaking DNS requests to Cloudflare, no matter which VPN setup you have. To prevent this, open Firefox Options > General > Network settings > Settings, then deselect "Enable DNS over HTTPS."

Please install uBlock Origin for your browsers to better protect your system.

FireFox, ChromeOpera , SafariMicrosoft Edge
AdBlock Plus for Internet Explorer

How to use uBlock Origin to protect your online privacy and security | uBlock Origin tutorial 2018
This video tutorial above explains how to use uBlock Origin in advanced user mode and all the advanced settings to protect your online privacy and help prevent unwanted sites from changing your browser settings

Delete Cookies Automatically

Cookie AutoDelete plugin
Chrome | Firefox 

Browser push notifications: a feature asking to be abused
HTTPS Everywhere
NOTHING TO HIDE documentary

If you're having unexpected behaviors in your Web Browser that you can't seem to fix then you may need to consider resetting to Default Settings.
How to reset default settings in an Internet browser

 

LOL, I think I've heard that somewhere before, but I'm good.  SRWare Iron doesn't have any of Google's telemetry/spyware/adware/tracking garbage enabled in the code and all user exposed settings for such features are disabled/opted out of by default.  Besides, Firefox is no better.  I suspect it may be an HTML5 thing, because it's video streaming that really hits my CPU most often.  The thing is, I have a system that I know for a fact fully supports hardware video acceleration, hardware decode/codec, and hardware acceleration is enabled in both browsers.  I definitely do see GPU usage when streaming and when using the browser in general, however unlike Flash and other past video formats, processing/accelerating the video stream with the GPU doesn't alleviate the load from the CPU cores.

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Streaming 4K right now out of Firefox while writing you with multiple tabs open. Seems very much under control for me.

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I'm not sure what the issue is beyond the fact that I see both CPU and GPU spikes when streaming.

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Have u checked the GPU process use in browser task manager?

Now, I'm trying out Blisk, Slim browser and now with brave (where YT loads faster with no ads).

Trying to find ungoogled chrome/chromium, which avoids all google aanalytics.

 

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No direct download/installer for ungoogled chromium and available only in Github. while checking it out found Kiwi browser for android, a fork of chrome with surprising chrome addons/extensions support in android, never heard of. will try in my phone (esp. for adblocks).

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