Brand new laptop, goes really slow with multiple tabs open

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I'm using Microsoft Edge as a internet browser and Windows 10, with 4GB RAM.

It just runs so slow when I have multiple tabs open but I would have expected this to not be a problem? Even worse when I have Spotify open to play music.
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4GB RAM isn't really enough anymore due to RAM intensive programs. Make sure you disable any unwanted things from your startup and end tasks on Task Manager if needed.
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(Original post by davidguettafan)
I'm using Microsoft Edge as a internet browser
Problem #1

4GB RAM.
Problem #2

Spotify
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of course having spotify open will make it worse that's adding an extra program to the computer's workload ya dingus
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4GB RAM isn't really enough anymore due to RAM intensive programs. Make sure you disable any unwanted things from your startup and end tasks on Task Manager if needed.
I looked on Task Manager and the only thing using more than 1% of RAM is Microsoft Edge ... I've resorted to closing all other tabs so I only have 1 tab open at a time now, seems annoying that a modern laptop needs me to do this though.
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(Original post by davidguettafan)
I'm using Microsoft Edge as a internet browser and Windows 10, with 4GB RAM.

It just runs so slow when I have multiple tabs open but I would have expected this to not be a problem? Even worse when I have Spotify open to play music.
Upgrade your RAM to 8GB. RAM is cheap these days.
What are the other specs?
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[QUOTE=Retired_Messiah;63305065]Problem #1


Problem #2

Spotify[/open]
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of course having spotify open will make it worse that's adding an extra program to the computer's workload ya dingus
What internet browser uses the least RAM then?
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Upgrade your RAM to 8GB. RAM is cheap these days.
What are the other specs?
How do you upgrade RAM on a laptop? Didn't know you could take a laptop apart ...

and what specs are you wondering about?
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How do you upgrade RAM on a laptop? Didn't know you could take a laptop apart ...

and what specs are you wondering about?
Pretty much all laptops allow for exchange or upgrade of RAM sticks and hard drives. Usually they have two RAM slots, hence allowing for 2x 4GB sticks = 8GB or 2x 8GB = 16GB. High-end laptops tend to have 4 RAM slots.

Laptops can be taken apart, they are not made of a single piece inside.
The graphics card usually cannot be exchanged, but RAM sticks and hard drives can.

What is your CPU?
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[QUOTE=davidguettafan;63305231]
(Original post by Retired_Messiah)
What internet browser uses the least RAM then?

Idk about edge's RAM usage, it's just generally a bit of a slower browser than some others.

(Original post by davidguettafan)
How do you upgrade RAM on a laptop? Didn't know you could take a laptop apart ...
You can buy extra RAM modules and find where they go in. For RAM it's usually a case of just taking a back panel off somewhere, nothing too mental. There'll probably be a tutorial on it on the internet somewhere for whatever model your laptop is.
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[QUOTE=Retired_Messiah;63305065]Problem #1


Problem #2

Spotify[/open]
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of course having spotify open will make it worse that's adding an extra program to the computer's workload ya dingus
Microsoft Edge is a pretty good browser, it has no similarities to internet explorer.
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Microsoft Edge is a pretty good browser, it has no similarities to internet explorer.
Yeah I know I used it for a bit when I first got windows 10, certainly an improvement but it still doesn't quite seem as fast as competitors for me.
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(Original post by NeoXx)
Pretty much all laptops allow for exchange or upgrade of RAM sticks and hard drives. Usually they have two RAM slots, hence allowing for 2x 4GB sticks = 8GB or 2x 8GB = 16GB. High-end laptops tend to have 4 RAM slots.

Laptops can be taken apart, they are not made of a single piece inside.
The graphics card usually cannot be exchanged, but RAM sticks and hard drives can.

What is your CPU?
How do I find out my CPU?
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How do I find out my CPU?
Typing dxdiag in the start menu and running the thing it comes up with will give you all the data for what's in your laptop.
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if you have the time use the apps your using with the laptop without the charger in then with the charger in. With a lot of laptops the processing power/speed is reduced when not connected to an A/C charger to match the advertised battery life.
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Microsoft Edge is a pretty good browser, it has no similarities to internet explorer.
Lol you say that like it's a good thing. :rofl:
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It is a good thing
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Stop opening so many porn tabs
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4GB RAM is plenty for browsing the internet and listening to music.

How many tabs do you have open and what is on those tabs?
Also is the computer slow or the browser?
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Hiya OP,

I'm noticing a lot of tech-related queries going straight into Chat! I appreciate you need help with your technical problems, that's cool! But please post in the right section! Going to go ahead and move this now.

Cheers!
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