A solution present in the new version of Windows 10 can help to end the high consumption of RAM caused by applications such as Google Chrome. Microsoft made available with the major update in May (version 2004) a tool that improves the memory segmentation among apps.
Called “SegmentHeap”, the new tool improves the distribution of RAM for Win32 applications, which includes the Google browser, famous for its high use of resources. The function is available to developers and will work on all editions of the operating system from version 2004 onwards.
Microsoft has already said that it has modified the Chromium-based version of Edge to ensure better performance for users. According to the company, the new edition of the browser using the “SegmentHeap” showed a 27% drop in memory usage, but the numbers may vary according to the device.
As the functionality must be enabled by program developers, now Google has to implement the tool in Chrome. The change is not the only one that needs to be made in the browser with the operating system: recently, users reported that the program was suffering from incompatibilities with the new version of Windows 10.
The May update is the biggest Windows 10 update for the first half of the year and has major new features for the operating system. Microsoft has been distributing the new version to users since last month, but gradually.
To find out if your device is already able to receive the 2004 version of Windows 10, just enter the system settings, click on “Updates and Security” and search for new updates.