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Firefox 4 using very much ram memory in windows 7

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I have Windows 7, 32 bit. My laptop has 2 GB RAM and an Core 2 Duo processor.

I was getting on fine with the last version of Firefox, but after upgrading to Firefox 4 today, my laptop's fan comes on just about every time I load a new page or open a new tab. Memory usage seems very high compared to what it was before, it's at around 250 MB right now with just two tabs open. I am thinking of going back to an older version, I'm just not happy about this.

I have Windows 7, 32 bit. My laptop has '''2''' GB RAM and an Core 2 Duo processor. I was getting on fine with the last version of Firefox, but after upgrading to Firefox 4 today, my laptop's fan comes on just about every time I load a new page or open a new tab. Memory usage seems very high compared to what it was before, it's at around 250 MB right now with just two tabs open. I am thinking of going back to an older version, I'm just not happy about this.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

After Upgrading

Installed Plug-ins

  • np-mswmp
  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r159
  • 4.0.60310.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; tr; rv:1.9.2.17) Gecko/20110420 Firefox/3.6.17

More Information

syssgx 0 solutions 2 answers

Hi! Firefox 4 has introduced new technologies for rendering web pages, also by using your computer's graphics card. Please uncheck the hardware acceleration from the options menu and try again to launch firefox.

Hi! Firefox 4 has introduced new technologies for rendering web pages, also by using your computer's graphics card. Please uncheck the hardware acceleration from the options menu and try again to launch firefox.