Many users have reported experiencing the Error code: Out of Memory in their browser while accessing a web page. Out of Memory means no additional memory can be allocated to the program for use. And thus, the Out of Memory error occurs in your browser. This error is reported in Chromium-based browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Brave.
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Why do I keep getting error code Out of Memory?
The primary reason for the error “Out of Memory” in your browser is low memory. It could result from several factors, including outdated or accumulated cache and cookies data, problematic browser extensions, and too many opened tabs. It could also be caused because of bulked-up temporary files on your computer. A damaged user profile, an outdated browser version, running out of minimum memory, corrupted settings, and corrupted browser installation can also lead to the error.
Fix Error code Out of Memory in Chrome, Edge, Brave
To fix the error code Out of Memory in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Brave browsers, you can use the below-listed methods:
- Close unnecessary tabs.
- Delete browser cache and cookies.
- Uninstall or disable extensions and add-ons.
- Disable hardware acceleration in your browser.
- Create a new user profile in your browser.
- Make sure your browser is up-to-date.
- Reset your web browser.
- Expand your virtual memory.
- Reinstall the problematic browser.
- Use an alternative web browser.
1] Close unnecessary tabs
If too many tabs are opened in your browser, you might experience the error at hand. Hence, try closing all the unnecessary tabs in your browser using Browser Task Manager. To do that, open your web browser and press Ctrl+Esc to open Browser Task Manager. Now, find out the tab that is utilizing high memory, select the tab, and then press the End process button to close it.
Read: How do I know which Chrome tab is using the most memory?
2] Delete browser cache and cookies
First, clear all the stored cache and cookies in your web browser. Outdated and bulked-up browsing data cause browser performance issues and trigger errors like “Out of Memory.” Hence, to eliminate such problems, it is recommended to clear the cache and cookies from your web browser and then check whether the error is fixed.
- First, open your Google Chrome browser, and from the top-right corner, press the three-dot menu option.
- After that, go to the More tools option and select the Clear browsing data option. Alternatively, you can also press the Ctrl + Shift + Del hotkey to clear browsing data.
- In the Clear browsing data dialog, choose Time range as All time and checkmark the Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files options. If you want to delete browsing history, download history, and other data, tick the respective checkboxes.
- Next, click on the Clear data button and Chrome will start deleting the browser cache and cookies.
- Finally, reopen Chrome and try opening the problematic page to check if the error is fixed.
- First, launch Microsoft Edge and click on the Settings and more > Settings option.
- After that, navigate to the Privacy, search, and services section and locate the Clear browsing data panel present on the right side.
- Now, tap on the Choose what to clear button and choose All time as the Time range to clear the data.
- Next, tick the options called Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files, and then click on the Clear now button. It will clear your cache and cookies data from Edge.
- When done, restart Edge and check if the error Out of Memory is fixed now.
- First, start your Brave browser, press the burger menu icon present on the top right side, and choose the Settings option.
- After that, from the left side, click on the Privacy & Security option and press the Clear browsing data tab on the right side.
- Now, choose All time as the time range and tick the Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files checkboxes.
- Next, tap on the Clear data button to start deleting cache and cookies from Brave.
- Once finished, reopen Brave and see if the error at hand is resolved or not.
In case clearing cache and cookies from your browser doesn’t help, there are multiple other working fixes that you can use.
3] Uninstall or disable extensions and add-ons
Browser extensions are useful as they allow you to add more functionalities to your web browser and perform automated tasks. However, some problematic extensions or add-ons can also affect the performance of your web browser. They may interfere with your browser’s normal working by unnecessarily utilizing more memory.
Hence, you can disable suspicious extensions or add-ons from your browser and then check whether the Out of Memory error is fixed. Once the error is fixed, you can start enabling your extensions one by one and analyze what is causing the error. When you find out the culprit, uninstall that extension permanently.
- First, open Google Chrome, click on the three-dot menu button and select the More tools > Extensions option.
- Now, on the Extensions page, please switch off the toggle associated with your extensions to disable them.
- In case you want to uninstall the extensions, click on the Remove button.
- Finally, see if the error is fixed or not.
- First, open Edge and enter edge://extensions in the address bar.
- Now, disable your extensions by turning off the associated toggles.
- First, start the Brave browser and click on the three-bar menu button present on the top right side.
- After that, select the Extensions option.
- Next, simply turn off the toggle associated with a specific extension to disable it. Or, click on the Remove button if you want to uninstall that extension.
- Now, check if the error at hand is fixed or not.
4] Disable hardware acceleration in your browser
Another thing you can try is disabling hardware acceleration in your browser. If you are experiencing this error code in Chrome, open the browser, tap on the three-dot menu button, click on the Settings option, and then go to the System tab. After that, disable the toggle associated with the Use hardware acceleration when available option. See if the error is not fixed. Thses posts will show you how to do it in Edge and Brave.
5] Create a new user profile in your browser
It might be the case that your user profile is corrupted which is why you keep getting the error at hand. So, if the scenario is applicable, try creating a new user profile in your Chrome browser and then check if the error is fixed.
6] Make sure your browser is up-to-date
Another thing you should make sure that you are using the latest version of your browser. Such errors and issues can occur when the browser is outdated. So, update your browser right away and check if the error is gone.
7] Reset your web browser
If none of the above solutions worked for you, resetting your browser to its original state is recommended. Corrupted settings and cache in your browser might be the main culprit that is causing the “Out of Memory” error. Hence, resetting your browser should help you fix the error.
- First, open Google Chrome and click the three-dot menu > Settings option.
- From the left-side pane, click on the Reset and clean up tab.
- After that, click on the Restore settings to their original defaults option and then click on the Reset settings button in the next prompt.
- When the process is finished, reopen Chrome and the error must be fixed.
- First, open Edge and enter the following address in the bar: edge://settings/reset
- Now, on the next prompt, click on the Reset button to reset your Edge browser.
- First, start the Brave browser and click on the Menu > Reset Settings option.
- After that, press Reset settings to their original defaults and click Reset settings.
8] Expand your virtual memory
If you keep getting the “Out of Memory” error in your web browser, you can increase your virtual memory and check if the error is fixed or not. To expand your virtual memory, use the below steps:
- Firstly, open the Run command box by pressing the Win+R hotkey and then type & enter sysdm.cpl in its Open field. It will launch the System Properties window.
- After that, move to the Advanced tab, and under the Performance option, click the Settings button.
- Inside the Performance Options window, navigate to the Advanced tab and tap on the Change button under the Virtual memory section.
- Now, deselect the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives checkbox and select the Custom size option.
- Next, type the required values in the Initial size (MB) and Maximum size (MB) fields and then click on the OK button to save changes.
- Lastly, restart your computer and check if the error is resolved.
9] Reinstall the problematic browser
The last resort to fix the error is to reinstall the problematic browser. You might be dealing with a corrupted installation of the browser. So, uninstall your browser and then install a fresh copy of your browser. Hopefully, the error must be resolved now.
10] Use an alternative web browser
You can also switch to a different web browser to view problematic pages. There are a lot of free web browsers available that you can use.
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