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Earlier I was having problems with the plug in container eating CPU. Now the problem is with Firefox itself. It's eating up to 50% of my CPU. I do not have any browser games or facebook open at this point and it will still do this.

A browser shouldn't eat this much CPU.

Earlier I was having problems with the plug in container eating CPU. Now the problem is with Firefox itself. It's eating up to 50% of my CPU. I do not have any browser games or facebook open at this point and it will still do this. A browser shouldn't eat this much CPU.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • 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
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Album Plugin Utility Module
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

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

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
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User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Personas
1.6.2
true
personas@christopher.beard
AVG Safe Search
10.0.0.1410
false
{1E73965B-8B48-48be-9C8D-68B920ABC1C4}
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Name
Value
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2
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20110928134238
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:7.0.1
extensions.lastAppVersion
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network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1317400196
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
88423
print.print_printer
Canon MP280 series Printer
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false
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0
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0
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0
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0
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_evenpages
true
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_footercenter
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_footerleft
&PT
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_footerright
&D
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_headercenter
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_headerleft
&T
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_headerright
&U
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true
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0.5
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_margin_left
0.5
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_margin_right
0.5
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_margin_top
0.5
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_oddpages
true
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_orientation
0
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_page_delay
50
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1
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11.00
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0
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0
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print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_to_file
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print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_unwriteable_margin_bottom
0
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_unwriteable_margin_left
0
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_unwriteable_margin_right
0
print.printer_Canon_MP280_series_Printer.print_unwriteable_margin_top
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privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
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security.warn_viewing_mixed
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Graphics
Adapter Description
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
Vendor ID
1002
Device ID
9712
Adapter RAM
256
Adapter Drivers
atiu9p64 aticfx64 aticfx64 atiu9pag aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64
Driver Version
8.712.5.0
Driver Date
6-7-2010
Direct2D Enabled
Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 10.6 or newer.
DirectWrite Enabled
false (6.1.7600.16763)
ClearType Parameters
ClearType parameters not found
WebGL Renderer
Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 10.6 or newer.
GPU Accelerated Windows
0/1. Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 10.6 or newer.

Shashu 0 solutions 1 answers

keep in mind that if you have a dual core processor, then 50% usage is actually tieing up an entire core. I'm having this exact same problem. It seems to be certain web pages that trigger it, but it's not specifc or consistent.

at this rate I am going to have to move to another browser... I am terminating the firefox process multiple times an hour now!

keep in mind that if you have a dual core processor, then 50% usage is actually tieing up an entire core. I'm having this exact same problem. It seems to be certain web pages that trigger it, but it's not specifc or consistent. at this rate I am going to have to move to another browser... I am terminating the firefox process multiple times an hour now!