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I wonder when they're going to fix this problem. It's really annoying for low-mem computers because just FF itself takes up almost 100mb of memory. So if you had around 512 mem, that's about 1/5 of the total memory. Also, there's other programs running...

 

EDIT: OMG, Look at this picture: Check out the amount of mem FF is taking up on this guy's PC!

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On my PC, with 12 or more tabs open all the time, Firefox 3 uses half the memory of Firefox 2. It's much faster too.

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I heard that reducing the amount of extensions in FF reduces the amount of mem FF takes; is this true? Also, is there something called "prefetching" in FF? Because I haven't noticed anything like that.

 

Also, could someone take a look in my Opera problem topic and see what the problem is?

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now on 42 MB but run from 22 to 55 MB Firefox have help with this, addons can go bad & leak memory, try in tools > Options Pick disable now see how it go if ok add one at a time till you find the bad one, then Pick uninstal & fit new & it fixed.

 

88,448 K = 86 MB CPU 2% [ on 1 May 2008 ] explorer 8,996 K Ad-Aware 44,440 K = 43 MB

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Yes, it always has been.

firefox 3 is supposed to fix the memory leaks but they've been saying that since 1.0.

I can vouch for that too, as I'm sitting here typing this and it's using 71,312 k and slowly but surely feeding on some more k each second.

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I've been using Firetune for Firefox, found here. Follow the directions - it seems to help with Firefox 2.

 

Then again, I don't have a many extensions (about 6), and I never have a lot of tabs open at once.

 

AJ

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Y'all quit complaining and get the beta.

The new beta actually doesn't do anything about the memory leaks. It does improve Firefox overall but it doesn't deal with the memory leak issue. I hope they fix it before the final release of FF3.

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Ummmmm.....

 

I believe it does, actually. I see proof of it as I type.

How much mem is Firefox using right now? Do you have more than 1 tab open?

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How much mem is Firefox using right now? Do you have more than 1 tab open?

I just restarted FF - used CCleaner while it was closed - and have 15 tabs open currently. I always have at least 12 open.

 

Mem is 95mb. I'll post the number again within the next few hours.

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Thats still almost 2 times the memory Opera uses with 16 tabs open. Opera used only about 50 mb memory while my FF used 100mb+. I use Firefox and Opera though, Firefox for the addons and Opera for the speed, reliability, and others.

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I wonder when they're going to fix this problem. It's really annoying for low-mem computers because just FF itself takes up almost 100mb of memory. So if you had around 512 mem, that's about 1/5 of the total memory. Also, there's other programs running...

 

EDIT: OMG, Look at this picture: Check out the amount of mem FF is taking up on this guy's PC!

 

I run a 256 MB of RAM PC so you can imagine how badly FF would impact my own system :lol: . The odd thing is I never noticed how much of a memory hog it could be until people started saying it was.

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I have McAfee on my computer and its 448 MB of RAM. Now I've switched to Opera and I'm probably going to dump McAfee too.

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On my computer, FF takes up almost 100mb memory! Is it a mem hog?

http://internetducttape.com/2006/12/02/how...k-firefox-hack/

 

How to fix the Firefox memory leak

 

# Known Leaky Extensions

 

* Fixed

* Not Fixed

Things That are Not Leaks

Firefox Memory Usage Doesn't Always Go Down

 

This is generally not an issue, and does not represent a memory leak. Why? When Firefox is finished with memory, it releases

 

it to its heap. However, operating system reports this memory as being in use, even though Firefox is not using it for

 

anything. A common symptom of this is the amount of memory used by Firefox going up, but not coming down - instead staying

 

constant.

 

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/26/firefox_update/

 

http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/memusage.html

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/fix...eak-on-windows/

 

http://lifehacker.com/software/firefox/dea...sues-171301.php

 

http://www.firefoxfacts.com/2007/12/10/fix...emory-problems/

 

http://www.zolved.com/synapse/view_content...sage_on_Firefox

 

http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/ben/archives/009749.html

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