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Over time, Firefox keeps increasing my RAM usage

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I usually keep Firefox on all the time with 3-4 tabs open (My Yahoo, AOL and Kindle). Over time, my RAM usage has increased from ~300 MB to ~2000 MB. Is it history that keeps driving the RAM up?

Any suggestions?

I usually keep Firefox on all the time with 3-4 tabs open (My Yahoo, AOL and Kindle). Over time, my RAM usage has increased from ~300 MB to ~2000 MB. Is it history that keeps driving the RAM up? Any suggestions?

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Installed Plug-ins

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  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer 5.0.2.8
  • McAfee MSC FF plugin DLL
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
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  • 5.1.40728.0

Application

  • Firefox 42.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:42.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/42.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/42.0/WINNT/en-US/

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Javascript

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  • adapterRAM: 2048
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterSubsysID: 00000000
  • adapterSubsysID2:
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  • adapterVendorID2:
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  • driverDate: 8-25-2015
  • driverDate2:
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  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • supportsHardwareH264: True
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  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 11

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Misc

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  • Accessibility: No
FredMcD
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