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SSD and browser tab overload

by dobe12 / February 2, 2016 4:00 PM PST


My old PC crashed. I just ordered a new HP all in one. I like the all in because of the touch screen. I'm thinking of upgrading to a SSD but I'm not sure if it's worth it.

My issue is with browser tab overload. I do a lot of research so I frequently have 20 or so tabs open at the same time.

The old computer slowed down after a while and I needed to closes tabs and sometimes I needed to restart the computer.

The new computer has a 6th gen i7 2.8 Ghz, 8 MB shared cache. The ram is 16GB DDR3L and a 1TB HD.

Would adding a crucial BX100 500 GB SSD allow me to have more tabs open without computer slow downs. In other words would an SSD help with the problem of browser tab overload?

The cost of around $400 including installation is bit high but if it helps the computer to run smoother with 20+ tabs open I'm in.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2016 4:05 PM PST

Each tab can have a script or such in it so that's more code running. It's not a HDD or SSD issue at all.

My 500GB SSD install cost me 120 for the SSD and 35 dollars for the Apricom migration kit. 400$ is what folk pay that don't do their own work.

That said, my son's new laptop boots faster and opens apps faster with SSD but it will not change performance with open tabs.

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by dobe12 / February 2, 2016 4:24 PM PST
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Thanks R. Proffitt:

You saved me some money. So will the upgrade to a 6th gen i7 3.1 from a 4th gen 2.8 and increasing the ram from 8 GB to 16 GB DDR3L help with performance with 20+ open tabs. I guess I should have asked these questions before I ordered the computer.

Thanks again.

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My son went with 16GB DDR4 for performance.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2016 5:06 PM PST
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No when you have alot of tabs
by orlbuckeye / February 5, 2016 4:48 AM PST

open the non-active tabs get put into memory when they aren't the active tab. If you run out of memory the data is stored to a drive you set. This is called cache. Because memory is way faster then HD's the more memory the better.

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