How to give more memory to chrome

SuperMiguel

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So i have an 27" iMac, i7 3.4 16Gb of ram, 2gb video card, 256GB SSD. And when running WoW, i try open chrome to do web browsing and it runs very slow.. It takes ages from one page to another... Cant watch videos... cant do anything.. tried Safari and same thing...
 

GGJstudios

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So i have an 27" iMac, i7 3.4 16Gb of ram, 2gb video card, 256GB SSD. And when running WoW, i try open chrome to do web browsing and it runs very slow.. It takes ages from one page to another... Cant watch videos... cant do anything.. tried Safari and same thing...
Your problem is in bold text. Your system resources aren't limitless. If you want better performance for other apps, quit resource hogs like games.
 
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SuperMiguel

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Your problem is in bold text. Your system resources aren't limitless. If you want better performance for other apps, quit resource hogs like games.
its OSX then... if i run wow on a Windows install in bootcamp i can actually run WoW 3 times.. and still watch youtube videos :S
 
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forty2j

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its OSX then... if i run wow on a Windows install in bootcamp i can actually run WoW 3 times.. and still watch youtube videos :S
Windows, using DirectX, can delegate most graphics tasks to the GPU, leaving the CPU free for other stuff.

OS X, using Open GL, can't. Not that it won't be possible somewhere down the line, but at the moment the graphics cards just don't have Open GL hardware aceleration.
 
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derbothaus

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Windows, using DirectX, can delegate most graphics tasks to the GPU, leaving the CPU free for other stuff.

OS X, using Open GL, can't. Not that it won't be possible somewhere down the line, but at the moment the graphics cards just don't have Open GL hardware aceleration.
Apple:
"It's AMD's fault!"

AMD:
"It's Apple's fault"

This is 2001 tech man. These companies need to get it together. We all suffer.
 
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