Not enough memory and then crash

I’ve had to uninstall Brave :cry: It’s been working great since I got this new computer at the end of last year. I kept getting error messages about not enough memory, then it’d crash and grind my computer to a halt.

I only ever have a few tabs open at once. I’m just doing simple things like using Google Drive. I only have a few extensions. This has happened gradually more and more over the past couple of weeks and now it’s just stopped letting me even open one tab.

I’m on Windows 11. Chrome and Edge work fine and very fast so I know it’s something to do with Brave.

Sorry I’m not computer savvy, but here are my system details below. I’ve read other posts on a similar topic, which has prompted me to reinstall and send crash details to developers, but just doing that brought my computer to a standstill again.

When I open Task Manager, there are 20+ Brave things in there. Is that normal? Even when I shut Brave, there are still 6 or so lurking in there and I have to manually end each task in order to uninstall Brave.

If anyone has any ideas, I’d be really grateful.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer LENOVO
System Model 81YM
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU LENOVO_MT_81YM_BU_idea_FM_IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 4700U with Radeon Graphics, 2000 Mhz, 8 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date LENOVO DTCN23WW(V1.09), 26/10/2020
SMBIOS Version 3.1
Embedded Controller Version 1.23
BaseBoard Manufacturer LENOVO
BaseBoard Product LNVNB161216
BaseBoard Version SDK0J40709 WIN
Platform Role Mobile
Secure Boot State On
PCR7 Configuration Elevation Required to View
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = 10.0.22000.778
Username LAPTOP-GOKU1GEM\bob_a
Time Zone Central America Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.37 GB
Available Physical Memory 489 MB
Total Virtual Memory 30.4 GB
Available Virtual Memory 874 MB
Page File Space 23.0 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Kernel DMA Protection Off
Virtualisation-based security Not enabled
Device Encryption Support Elevation Required to View
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualisation Enabled in Firmware Yes
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes

Welcome @Internazionale :grinning:

i’m also using brave with win11 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U with a Total Physical Memory of 7.42 GB)
I have 8 opened Tabs in Brave Browser + multiple other apps (mail, telegram, openoffice, aso).
My usage of RAM is 77%, yours is about 92.125%.
Seems like something is “eating” your RAM :thinking:

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  1. Open brave://settings/system and disable 1) Continue running… and 2) Use hardware…

  2. Open brave://settings/clearBrowserData and clear browsing history

  3. Disable extensions.

  4. Restart PC

If not working, install a memory optimiser such as Wise Memory Optimiser (freeware) and set it to auto optimise RAM.

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