Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 is Using More Memory than Windows XP

By Igor | Reviews

Sep 03

The last version of the Microsoft’s browser Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 is consuming serious amounts of the operating memory. The browser is using 2 times the memory that’s is used by its competitor Mozilla Firefox, and round 50% of its former version Internet Explorer 7. The benchmarks including IE 8 beta 2, IE 7 and Firefox 3.01 show that when loading 10 sites simultaneously on Vista machine with 2 GB RAM memory, IE 8 is using 380 MB of the operating memory. IE 7 is taking up to 260 MB and Mozilla’s Firefox is using 159 MB.
Just for comparison Microsoft’s Windows XP on the startup is using 130-150 MB.

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adda4u September 5, 2008

I tried it ..its weird situation i never had with my desktop very high usage of memory & personally i think IE8 is being rushed , it’s only been a year since IE7 came out.they should take more time to work on those borrowed features!

Hanky September 6, 2008

I never liked IE. It reminds me of the times when there was no internet. I think it needs complete options redesign instead stick with those traditional IE options, with the lame medium-high security levels etc etc. Even now? Still in IE 8? It just sux. Big disapointment imo.

adamma September 6, 2008

I never used IE because the speed on browsing is so slow. Why IE have more version. IE should need to improve with speed browsing other than another browser. Since I used firefox, IE never had an improvement. Why IE only improve on style, graphic, even color. Now this new browser use more memory.

York Windows January 19, 2011

The same as somebody else pointed out what a wonderful blog this is. Typically I dont take the time with a comment still for your work you have earned one. Well put Happy New Year

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