First, this post is basically Congratulations for Firefox upon working almost flowlessly under this extreme heavy load without crashing. Saving/loading sessions works wel… (read more)
First, this post is basically Congratulations for Firefox upon working almost flowlessly under this extreme heavy load without crashing. Saving/loading sessions works well. (which is unexpected but makes me _very_ happy :-)) Firefox exits properly without any exceptions, no matter how long it runs, or how many times the PC is sent to STR mode meanwhile.
Second, everything is fine, except RAM usage.
No matter how many RAM is installed, Firefox takes up all of it after a few days of normal operation. I have recently upgraded my PC from 16 to 24 GB of RAM only for this sole reason to see if anything changes, but it did not produce any noticable change, except that it takes 5-7 days for Firefox to fill up all the RAM instead of the 3-4 days before. Disk space on C: drive was nullified by Firefox as the paging file went up to 50 GB.
I want to hunt down this thing.
I have approx. 300 tabs, 2 addons, and Hardware Acceleration is disabled since otherwise Fox hangs several times a day (have to be killed from outside).
Pics are attached.
I'd like to get suggestions where to start.
- Disabling or replacing the adblocker ?
- Inspecting memory usage on Process Manager (about:processes) and Task Manager (about:performance) pages ?
- Installing some external tools like Firemin ?
Please don't suggest neither safe mode nor disabling all addons, since that makes it impossible to reproduce this amount of load, which is the primary reason behind the symptom.
I PrtScr'ed Process Manager and Task Manager, see that RAM sizes per page are normal in Task Manager, but not in Process Manager (10 times more).
CPU usage is totally normal for this load, even when memory is in the heaven. See the TaskMan pic.
(I suppose that's because of ad blocking)
Thanks for any ideas,
(I'm PC enthusiast)
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
Firefox 106.0.5 (latest autoupdated)
no firewall nor any antivirus - since 20 years with no infection ...
AMD FX-6350 Six-core
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
24 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 1GB (AMD Catalyst 15.11.1, Nov 18, 2015)