I just checked task manager, since my computer was running a bit slow, and found firefox to be using nearly 1.2 GIGABYTES of RAM, with only 4 tabs open + Chatzilla for IR…
I just checked task manager, since my computer was running a bit slow, and found firefox to be using nearly 1.2 GIGABYTES of RAM, with only 4 tabs open + Chatzilla for IRC. I have Skyrim running at the same time, and it is using LESS RAM than Firefox is!
I've tried disabling plugins, to the point where I only have the Flash and Adobe PDF ones running, I had to disable the plugin container since it crashes repeatedly (Usually at least once every couple of days). I tried using the "Free Memory" options in about:memory, and they do literally nothing to reduce the RAM usage. It's normally between 400 and 600 MB (Which is still insanely excessive for a browser). Closing Chatzilla only reduces the RAM usage by about 10-15 MB, so it doesn't seem to be the problem.
How in the name of all that's sacred is a browser using more RAM than a modded version of Skyrim?
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This is a popular thread with over 10000 views. By all means scroll through and read it for useful tips & information. If however you have your own problem See
- My comment about telemetry in post-524332and consider turning that on.
- My post 510510 & use special link and start your own thread.
- (2nd edit 21Jan2014) Also note some related questions with solutions found after they started a new thread
/questions/982539 the addon no script was apparently causing 1GB of memory use.
/questions/980440 a workaround was to tweak the pref Browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers to improve the memory issue