About 2 weeks ago my FF upgraded to 3.6.8. At the same time FF started hanging after only a few hours. To be more precise, at 15 minutes scrolling would become choppy. … (read more)
About 2 weeks ago my FF upgraded to 3.6.8. At the same time FF started hanging after only a few hours. To be more precise, at 15 minutes scrolling would become choppy. by a couple hours everything was slow and choppy. and by 6-9 hours FF would be near locked up. my memory usage increases a little, but nothing drastic. and never goes higher than about 350k, well below the 8gb of ram on my system.
i have a quad core 2.83ghz, 8gb ram, windows 7 ultimate 64 system.
complete list of what i've tried:
tried running fewer tabs
tried disabling addons
tried disabling extensions
tried running in safe mode
tried clearing cache and history
tried creating new profile
tried running in vista sp2 compatability mode
tried turning off proxy
tried FF 4
tried FF 3.6.3 (pre plugin container)
tried FF 3.5.11
tried java update 19 (current is 21)
tried complete uninstall (not just through uninstaller, but extended directions)
tried disabling the plugin container
tried scanning for malware / viruses, none found
tried a chkdsk on the hard drive
made sure all extensions were up to date (flash / java / quicktime / ect)
I'm now out of ideas on how to fix this asside from a complete reinstall of windows. which i'd rather not do since i dont even know if that will solve the problem. i see alot of win7 64bit users on here with hanging problems.
likewise, please avoid comments like "use chrome". i'm using chrome. i'm using it to post this support question. i'll tell you, i dont like it. it gets the job done, but is severely lacking in several major features. among them a competative add-on catalog, and the ability to temp download files for viewing. every single thing being downloaded to my hard drive for good is annoying. constantly clearing out the download directory is annoying.
Every time Firefox opened
after updating to 3.6.8
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.125 Safari/533.4