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26th August, 2009 at 05:47:23 -

Well, yeah, Vista does have this little effect on Firefox:
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196 MB of RAM? Seriously? I don't even know what kind of programming inefficiency it takes to use up 196 MB of RAM for a browser. How the hell does something swell to use up 100 times more space? I just hope it's more efficient than XP in the sense of RAM bandwidth.

Anyway, since Adam's not using Vista, it's probably not the problem. Likely a corrupt installation program or some kind of malfunctioning browser add-on. I prefer Chrome myself, nice and quick.. but I usually use Firefox for the stability. If it's crashing a lot.. maybe a full reinstall or switch to Chrome

 
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I had the good fortune of tidying up a brand new bloatware-filled computer for someone today. I installed both Firefox and Chrome on the fresh system. Firefox keeps freezing and refusing to do anything, while both Chrome and IE seem to be working fine. I think it's a bit of an issue with this version and I bet you it will be resolved soon if enough people complain.

 

  		
  		

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muz im not sure thats a vista issue. depending on how many tabs you have open it can get pretty high on any system. i opened my entire indie game bookmark folder (19 sites) and it went up to 250,000kb and dropped to 243,000kb once they all loaded completely.

omc i just recently installed xp oem. updated it completely to sp3 and all other major windows updates. ran fine. im sure its a problem with something else that the common computer user also uses. something running in the background. although ive yet to have any problems with firefox post 3.0. id use chrome but its just too bland for my taste.

 
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26th August, 2009 at 08:16:43 -

@Muz
Or maybe firefox detected that you have a bunch of RAM so it decided to use it to cache
a bunch of stuff to make your browsing faster.?

 
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26th August, 2009 at 08:50:07 -

Firefox has nice adblocking so I don't have to see retard ads.

 
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When my computer has been on for too long, Firefox starts eating up a ridiculous amount of CPU when it's downloading or opening a page. It makes everything else on my computer lag, like music players. Sometimes even mouse movements. I don't know if this has to do with my slow-ass laptop or Firefox itself. I think it already did this before 3.5 came out.

Other than that, I've also become dependant on Adblock, so I'm not giving up Firefox yet.

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26th August, 2009 at 10:40:39 -


Originally Posted by cEcil = MC^2
muz im not sure thats a vista issue. depending on how many tabs you have open it can get pretty high on any system. i opened my entire indie game bookmark folder (19 sites) and it went up to 250,000kb and dropped to 243,000kb once they all loaded completely.

omc i just recently installed xp oem. updated it completely to sp3 and all other major windows updates. ran fine. im sure its a problem with something else that the common computer user also uses. something running in the background. although ive yet to have any problems with firefox post 3.0. id use chrome but its just too bland for my taste.



Well, then Firefox sucks I just opened 4 tabs there, two of TDC, the other of Hotmail and Photobucket. Certainly not 19 sites! What the hell does it have to put in its cache? I keep close track of my memory and bandwidth usage, and 200 MB is about half a month of total use. Chrome appears to use less, but it seems to access the memory separately for each instant, so it's a bit of a trick. Vista also loads like 60 MB for opening a simple document.

 
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26th August, 2009 at 13:13:08 -

well depending on what you have in your browser it could be different.

im almost tempted to uninstall and reinstall firefox to see what a fresh install of it uses.

your pc memory usage is quite different from your bandwidth also. i wouldnt worry about how much RAM firefox is using when tracking your bandwidth usage. its propably just for having all your settings, cookies, cache, bookmarks, history, etc etc etc loaded when firefox is running.

we live in an age where 2 to 4 gigs of ram is commonplace. firefox using 250,000kb+ is nothing, especially when considering i almost will never have 19 tabs open at the same time. hardly 5 probably. if its using so much ram just having 4 open then im willing to bet vista probably has something to do with it, if not just a little bit. either that or you have a crapload of bookmarks and history.

 
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26th August, 2009 at 13:26:27 -

196Mb, (out of at least 2Gb, I should hope) is pretty good I'd say. What are we complaining about?

 
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26th August, 2009 at 15:29:52 -

Safari 4 tended to use at least 400-500mb, and seemed to always keep rising.

 
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Originally Posted by cEcil = MC^2
omc i just recently installed xp oem. updated it completely to sp3 and all other major windows updates. ran fine. im sure its a problem with something else that the common computer user also uses. something running in the background. although ive yet to have any problems with firefox post 3.0. id use chrome but its just too bland for my taste.



I did a thorough check. I was the first to boot the machine and I uninstalled all the bloatware (HP tools) checked the process manager and cleaned up folders all over the place. It was as good as clean. And I disabled all the fancy themes to make it run faster.

But it's hardly important.

 

  		
  		

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26th August, 2009 at 19:34:38 -

"And I disabled all the fancy themes to make it run faster. "

that could ACTUALLY be the problem. for some reason if you disable all the theme features and effects etc, it can mess with some programs. construct in particular. but that one only seemed to mess with the actual themes within construct, like panel tabs, etc.

 
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26th August, 2009 at 22:44:30 -

lmfao, cecil. I seriously laughed effing hard when I read your post.

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26th August, 2009 at 22:48:53 -

I disabled the themes after it didn't work well. Same results. I installed a fresh copy of windows this morning but I haven't put firefox on it. It doesn't really matter since it's my grandma's and she doesn't need a blazing computer.

 

  		
  		
   

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