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Why is Firefox using so much memory?

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TemperingPick    2

Firefox was using 1.6GB of RAM with only 5 tabs open and none of them were Flash. What's up with that? I know Firefox had some memory problems but I didn't know it was that bad.

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+M2Ys4U    97

Almost certainly down to your extensions and addons

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c3ntury    133

Its your addons causing a memory leak. It could be flash, but that is unlikely.

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TemperingPick    2

I didn't have an extensions. It was a clean install of Firefox.

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Yakuzing    16

You should maybe bring some facts to the table like the OS and specs of your computer. Also the version of Firefox.

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TemperingPick    2

Okay.

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 @ 2.00Ghz

4GB of RAM

NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS 512MB

Firefox 3.6.8 (I think, it's whatever you can download on the official site)

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xendrome    4,446

Okay.

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 @ 2.00Ghz

4GB of RAM

NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS 512MB

Firefox 3.6.8 (I think, it's whatever you can download on the official site)

Are we talking about the firefox.exe memory process, or are you looking at the Used Memory for the Operating System?

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TemperingPick    2

Firefox.exe

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Phenom II    104

Firefox.exe

Use the plugins I posted - Its a well known fact that FF uses a ridiculous amount of ram, thats why people made the plugins !

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TemperingPick    2

Use the plugins I posted - Its a well known fact that FF uses a ridiculous amount of ram, thats why people made the plugins !

I have to wait till I get home.

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Phenom II    104

I use the memory fox one on my laptop and it dropped the RAM useage from over 300Mb normal use, maybe 6-7 tabs open, to well under 60Mb if not less

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soldier1st    40

there is an easier way to fix this though it takes getting used to so here is the addon https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/67651/ it is called Bartab.

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iwod    12

Firefox 4 uses the least amount of memory out of all the next gen browsers. In some cases JS or Webpage causes some memory leaks. You may want to test some other webpage.

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