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i think instead of releasing new computer hardware every half a year that is twice as expensive, consumes twice the amount of power and is slightly more powerful, we should simpley bully software developers into optimizing their fucking programs

skype got away with 100mb ram usage in 2015

why is my discord client in 2022 using nearly 3 gigabytes ram

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look

this is discord's ram usage with all custom plugins and mods disabled

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@amberage i am running latest discord canary with replugged BUT every single plugin is turned off so technically there is nothing there that should affect resource usage

I can also try without replugged for better accuracy

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here's discord canary, vanilla, no mods, nothing injected

1.4gigabytes right after startup
I'll post another screenshot after I let it run for a few hours

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@AgathaSorceress @amberage yeah, try it without anything custom, it shouldn't be using that much

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@tthbaltazar @amberage just tried, getting 1.4 gigabytes right after startup

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"oh but its convenient to not have to worry about optmizations"

you know what is not convenient? when your software crashes my computer because of complete lack of optimization

"oh but ram is cheap these days"

this is 16 gigabytes of ram. it should be more than enough

you know how much latest 32gb ram is? €150-500, depending on speed

that is Not cheap in any way

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@AgathaSorceress @amberage I have only 70MB when opening the page in firefox


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@tthbaltazar @AgathaSorceress @amberage I get just above 50 MiB for Discord right after opening it, 112 MiB if you include common libraries

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@schratze @tthbaltazar @AgathaSorceress @amberage keep in mind that browsers do fucky things with ram, element uses 500MB of memory rn and 60GB of virtual memory

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@AgathaSorceress WHAT HOW OMG
i have basically 3.25 gb of ram, i would die

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@schratze @tthbaltazar @AgathaSorceress @amberage yeah uh, Something Ain't Right in your install if it's using multiple GB. I'm using just shy of 400MB RAM for Discord and I'm running close to the 100-limit of servers on free account.

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@hyratel @schratze @AgathaSorceress @amberage oh yeah, I have no idea what agatha is using, I can't recognize the TUI, but that *could* be virtual memory

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@tthbaltazar @hyratel @schratze @amberage btop, with all processes belonging to discord-canary collapsed so the memory usage is combined

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