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firefox uses high cpu when playing online flash games like farmville in facebook

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Whenever i open games in facebook, firefox uses up high CPU. I tried to install older version of firefox, new version everything has the same problem. There could be some compatibility issue with the adobe flash and firefox.

I am sure that some version works well, because i never had this problem before. Yesterday i had to re-install my XP and after re-install suddenly this issue started, which means this can be solved with proper versions of firefox and flash which i used before.

Please help!!!!!!!

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Your plugins list shows outdated plugin(s) with known security and stability risks.

  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32

Update the Flash plugin to the latest version.

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Still no use.. I updated my OS to XP SP3, installed new Mozilla, directx, java etc. but still when i open Farmville, CPU usage shoots to 40-50%.

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Is there anyone who can help me in this issue????

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After I made sure I was running latest FireFox and Flash, I started disabling add-ons. It appears right now that Flashblock is the culprit, at least for me. If you have that, try disabling it.

Also, most of those Facebook flash games have some serious problems with memory leaks and bad programming. Is your problem specific to Facebook games or all flash games?

Modified by Totchos