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I have the new Firefox and avg is reporting up to 450MB of memory. I only have one extension running avg. what can I do to reduce the memory usage??

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within two hours I get a notification from avg that Firefox is using anywhere from 200 MB to 450MB of memory. I have closed the browser occasionally, wait a minute or two then reopen Firefox. Sometimes I won't see the avg notification for a couple days, others it's back within an hour or two.

within two hours I get a notification from avg that Firefox is using anywhere from 200 MB to 450MB of memory. I have closed the browser occasionally, wait a minute or two then reopen Firefox. Sometimes I won't see the avg notification for a couple days, others it's back within an hour or two.

Mehr Details zum System

Das passierte

Ein paar Mal pro Woche

Das begann, als…

About two to three weeks ago

Installierte Plugins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.0 r1
  • 4.0.60831.0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.5"
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5.9.615
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
  • NPWLPG

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  • User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1

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I have closed Firefox and reopened the application. I have tried restarting and completely shutting down for no less than 5 minutes.

amkeew 13 Lösungen 159 Antworten
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You can manually clear the cache and also set the memory limit.

Tools>Options>Advanced>Network - Offline storage

You can manually clear the cache and also set the memory limit. Tools>Options>Advanced>Network - Offline storage

Fragesteller

Should 90 MB of memory be enough??

Should 90 MB of memory be enough??
amkeew 13 Lösungen 159 Antworten
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I have set mine to 10 MB. I don't have a problem. But if you're running many tabs simultaneously, try with 50 MB first.

I have set mine to 10 MB. I don't have a problem. But if you're running many tabs simultaneously, try with 50 MB first.

Fragesteller

Ok. Usually (80% of the time) i have less than 3 tab open. Other times (15% of the time) I have no less than 5 tabs open. And the rest I have more than 5 tabs open, but it doesn't happen very often. DO you think I should still set it at 50MB??

Ok. Usually (80% of the time) i have less than 3 tab open. Other times (15% of the time) I have no less than 5 tabs open. And the rest I have more than 5 tabs open, but it doesn't happen very often. DO you think I should still set it at 50MB??
amkeew 13 Lösungen 159 Antworten
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You are like me. 10 MB is more than enough.

You are like me. 10 MB is more than enough.

Fragesteller

Okey dokey artichokey!!! 10MB

Okey dokey artichokey!!! 10MB
amkeew 13 Lösungen 159 Antworten
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OK. Come back and post whether you get any more warnings from avg about memory leak.

OK. Come back and post whether you get any more warnings from avg about memory leak.

Fragesteller

I shall.... I went with 15MB but i will let you know if I get any more notifications....

I shall.... I went with 15MB but i will let you know if I get any more notifications....

Fragesteller

I just got another notification saying Firefox was using 420MB of memory about and hour ago... I didn't mention it before in my first question but Firefox also is Not Responsive randomly, though usually not for more than 5 seconds...

I just got another notification saying Firefox was using 420MB of memory about and hour ago... I didn't mention it before in my first question but Firefox also is Not Responsive randomly, though usually not for more than 5 seconds...
amkeew 13 Lösungen 159 Antworten
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Disable your add-ons one by one and see if one of them is leaking the memory.

Mine (FF 8.0 + 12 add-ons) uses from 150 K to 250 K for 2 to 6 open tabs.

Disable your add-ons one by one and see if one of them is leaking the memory. Mine (FF 8.0 + 12 add-ons) uses from 150 K to 250 K for 2 to 6 open tabs.

Geändert am von amkeew

amkeew 13 Lösungen 159 Antworten
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Here is a comparative study of various browsers on memory usage.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/internet-explorer-9-chrome-10-opera-11,2897-11.html

Here is a comparative study of various browsers on memory usage. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/internet-explorer-9-chrome-10-opera-11,2897-11.html
astrocatlady 1 Lösungen 41 Antworten
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I have an older computer and am careful. I open a blank tab and clear the cache, periodically. I love Foxfire and so have found 7.01 great so far. Chrome was a HUGE hog of memory, IE has security probs...so I use FF. I am able to have 3 tabs open, watch Youtube and no freezing...by using the blank tab to clear cache often. It only takes a few minutes and works for me so far!

I was set to 5 mb as a default, and I just upped it to 10, after reading this. Thanks!

Plus, I use CCleaner often! Search for CCleaner and download it free from Pirifoam. CCleaner is VERY fast and clears your computer of all the crap left behind after uninstalling programs, clears all browsers of cookies and temp files, passwords, etc. I've used it for years and love it.

Good luck! :)

I have an older computer and am careful. I open a blank tab and clear the cache, periodically. I love Foxfire and so have found 7.01 great so far. Chrome was a HUGE hog of memory, IE has security probs...so I use FF. I am able to have 3 tabs open, watch Youtube and no freezing...by using the blank tab to clear cache often. It only takes a few minutes and works for me so far! I was set to 5 mb as a default, and I just upped it to 10, after reading this. Thanks! Plus, I use CCleaner often! Search for CCleaner and download it free from Pirifoam. CCleaner is VERY fast and clears your computer of all the crap left behind after uninstalling programs, clears all browsers of cookies and temp files, passwords, etc. I've used it for years and love it. Good luck! :)

Fragesteller

I have all add ons and plugins disabled and still getting high memory usage from firefox 7. What else can I do to resolve this??

I have all add ons and plugins disabled and still getting high memory usage from firefox 7. What else can I do to resolve this??
the-edmeister
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How much RAM do you have?

How much RAM do you have?

Fragesteller

2gb...but considering switching to Google Chrome at my mother's urging because Firefox is Not responding a lot.

2gb...but considering switching to Google Chrome at my mother's urging because Firefox is Not responding a lot.
the-edmeister
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With 2GB of RAM, I think that AVG feature is set for too low of a level.

'Course, you won't get that warning with Chrome, it runs every tab in its' own process. No one process will be high enough to trigger the threshold for the warning, but overall it will probably use more RAM than Firefox when you have multiple tabs and windows open.

With 2GB of RAM, I think that AVG feature is set for too low of a level. 'Course, you won't get that warning with Chrome, it runs every tab in its' own process. No one process will be high enough to trigger the threshold for the warning, but overall it will probably use more RAM than Firefox when you have multiple tabs and windows open.
Hasan 469 Lösungen 5600 Antworten
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Check and tell if its working.


Btw Your Java plugin is quite older. You need to update it.

-> Update All your Firefox Plugins

When Downloading Plugins Update setup files, Remove Checkmark from Downloading other Optional Softwares with your Plugins (e.g. Toolbars, McAfee, Google Chrome, etc.)

-> Clear Cookies & Cache

-> Clear the Network Cache

* [[Firefox hangs]] * [[Firefox consumes a lot of CPU resources]] * [[High memory usage]] Check and tell if its working. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Btw Your Java plugin is quite older. You need to update it. * Java Version 6 Update 29 * http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp * [[Using the Java plugin with Firefox]] -> Update All your Firefox Plugins * https://www-dev.allizom.org/en-US/plugincheck/ * http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ '''When Downloading Plugins Update setup files, Remove Checkmark from Downloading other Optional Softwares with your Plugins (e.g. Toolbars, McAfee, Google Chrome, etc.)''' -> Clear Cookies & Cache * https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Template:clearCookiesCache -> [[How to clear the cache#w_clear-the-cache|Clear the Network Cache]]