Duda running slow on Windows?
I confess, I was cussing Duda and whatever platform they used, because the performance was positively glacial. Sites & pages took forever to open, on my aging 16 gb 9th-gen I7 Dell desktop with 64-bit Windows 10 (now 11). I actually tried to order a new Dell Saturday, but Dell Biz was closed.
Then I noticed the 2.5 gb used by Chrome with 100 tabs or so. Hmm. Closed it out, opened a single tab on Edge, and Boom! Full speed! Overnight a 16 gb stick for $25 from Amazon, and Chrome now runs at full speed! Free memory up from 22% to 59%.
I never looked at Windows memory management, and thought that 22% free memory was not terribly insufficient. I was wrong. The screenshot shows why. The large middle portion of the bar graph is cache. Even though I have only 19 gb in use, another 17 gb is cache, leaving only 2 gb actually free, on the right end. This big cache keeps Chrome from paging to disk. Chrome is still a sprawling memory pig, but, memory is cheap!
Live and learn. From this example, you want to keep 50% free RAM in Windows to run full speed. Not less than 32 gb if you use many tabs or apps. Maybe I should get a 32 gb stick? I have a second 16 gb coming for my other dell.