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Old 11-07-2009, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default What is it with Firefox and my memory?

When I start a session Firefox will take up 'X' amount of memory.

When i'm browsing I have my second monitor showing the Task Manager and Real Temps.

After a heavy session of browsing my Task Manager shows an increase in the memory used by Firefox, currently 1,410,980 K!. And it won't stop increasing until I restart Firefox.

Whats with this browser?

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I'm using 1.72GB RAM and all i'm doing is browsing with Firefox. When I started I was using just over 400MB RAM!
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:13 PM   #2
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That's really messed up. Try a different browser and see what happens.
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:18 PM   #3
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Default Re: What is it with Firefox and my memory?

Tell me about it.

When I use Opera 10 this just doesn't happen.

I closed Firefox and my Memory usage dropped from 1.72GB to 330MB!

Now as I type this my Memory usage is 486MB. And thats after re-starting Firefox.

If I carry on browsing different pages, etc, the memory will increase every time. It seems to happen as I browse different pages.

Tell you what i'm gonna carry on till I hit 2.5GB and do a screenie. Not now though, it's late.



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Just refreshed my Facebook home and it added 15MB to my RAM. In fact refreshing Facebook uses up more of my memory.
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Default Re: What is it with Firefox and my memory?

Firefox does eat memory.

I only have Computer Forums up and I'm using 89MB's

But hey, thats what memories for
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:01 PM   #5
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FF has been crashing so much on me lately. It crashed about 7 times today; and all when I was checking my Fantasy teams. I switched back to FF to give it another try, but I think I'll head back to Chrome again.
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Works fine for me on all 4 of my computers. You people must have spyware issues or something.
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There is no way I have spyware. There are only a few websites that I frequent: Facebook, CF, ESPN, Blackboard, and YouTube. I haven't had time to do real browsing.
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Well you have some issue if it continually crashes.
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Could it be because the Fantasy webpage is continually refreshing?
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Default Re: What is it with Firefox and my memory?

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FF has been crashing so much on me lately. It crashed about 7 times today; and all when I was checking my Fantasy teams. I switched back to FF to give it another try, but I think I'll head back to Chrome again.
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Works fine for me on all 4 of my computers. You people must have spyware issues or something.
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Well you have some issue if it continually crashes.
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Could it be because the Fantasy webpage is continually refreshing?
Sorry this really has nothing to do with the OP but I thought since its already off topic I will give ya a heads up why you got the crashing Firefox.


Article About FireFox Updates causing Crashes
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