Which version of Firefox will use the least resources?
I have an older pc, with 600Mhz processor, 130MB memory, and running win2000 sp4 I want the version of Firefox that uses the least processor and memory resources, but is stable and functional with most websites.
Additional System Details
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
- Default Plug-in
- Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/188.8.131.52
You should be able to use the latest Firefox 3.6.8 version on your computer.
See http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/system-requirements.html - Firefox 3.6 System Requirements
Yeah, that's the one that uses the most resources. Any chance I can get a real answer to the question?
Based upon my experience with a similar (550MHz) processor and 768MB of RAM on W2K SP4, Firefox 184.108.40.206 is the last version that works efficiently on an old PC like that; but many websites are not allowing that old version access any more. IMO, any 3.0+ version is going to be slow.
Try using K-Meleon - same source code as Firefox, and it is made specifically for Windows operating systems. http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/download.php