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Best GPU for 100+ tabs open regularly - extensive stress testing

Hello FireFox Fans, For fast checkout go to 3rd paragraph titled "The situation I'm addressing is :". In the past few years my browser of choice was/is FireFox because o… (читать ещё)

Hello FireFox Fans,

For fast checkout go to 3rd paragraph titled "The situation I'm addressing is :".

In the past few years my browser of choice was/is FireFox because of its well-known widest configurability via plugins. As far as it worked me flawlessly for years, I got used to leave tabs open with pages left for later reading, todo, or reference. Nowadays the number of tabs I leave open regularly has exceeded one hundred. I've counted them it's 132 today. I congratulate for the developers, FF scales pretty well under this extreme workload :-) Strictly speaking scalED well in the past for most of time, but recently I started to encounter performance/stability issues,

As far as I've been working as computer developer for at least a decade, I hopefully found a new course on web development that starts in March this year. The training lasts 4 months, and after that they offer adequate job positions with 1 or 2 years of contract. The training is completely free for participants, because the companies pay the training costs out of the value of my productive work in top of an acceptable salary they pay for me during the contract period. It seems there's a high need of skilled web developers on the job market today - at least in my country. I decided to accomplish this new project despite I haven't done any web development before, nor have any detailed info on what will be taught exactly, but my first impressions of the project are good enough to jump in.

I decided to make my FireFox Rock Stabe before the new course starts at March 20.

The situation I'm addressing is :

With 100+ tabs open, FireFox memory usage constantly increases up to 1,5 GB, and at this point it slows down dramatically until it finally hangs or crashes, if I don't exit it manually in time. It seems that even unopened tabs use considerable resources, I have the "Don’t load tabs until selected" option always enabled. If I click on tabs one-by-one after starting FF, it takes no more than 30-40 tabs to display before it reaches the limit of 1,5 GB and things get awfully wrong. Even if I use just a few (<10) tabs extensively for a long time, the characteristic is quite the same despite it takes longer to reach the final point. It's especially true with facebook - no need to open more than 3 tabs of facebook, sooner or later FF crashes if I use facebook extensively. During this at least 1 GB of RAM is always free for any application in Windows. FF doesn't utilize all available RAM. Co-symptom is that CPU usage also quasi linearly increases with the number of tabs open, AND the page (re)load count

I suppose the normal behaviour would be that no increase in long term resource usage should occur when refreshing just one page for an unlimited number of times, or using just one tab to load pages one after another (for example by clicking links). But that's not true unfortunately, especially with facebook. For a rough estimate, it seems that each page load increases FF resource usage by about 1% (either memory AND CPU), regardless of whether it's just the reload of the current one, or navigating to another page in the same tab, or opening a new page in a new tab. The latter case the percentage is much higher.


I've counted my hardware to find any bottlenecks maybe existing : ASUS P5W-DH Deluxe motherboard LGA775 Core2Duo CPU 2x3,0 GHz 4x1 GB Geil DDR2 1066 Dual Channel on FSB:DRAM 1:1 ratio Ati Radeon All-In-Wonder X800 GT Kingston SSD SVP200S360G 60GB WinXP SP3 - this will be replaced by Win7 SP1 asap

I'm afraid it's finally time to upgrade some parts of my system, and the FF problem seems to be another good reason for that. I found that the graphic card maybe limiting overall performance since it's the oldest one and doesn't provide any desktop performance enhacements like recent ones do. I researched the topic "GPU computing" and found that a new card capable of either CUDA or OpenCL making possible to enable hardware acceleration and WebGL in FireFox should help a lot. I cannot update graphics drivers since newer drivers doesn't support my old card.


MY QUESTION IS :

What's the minimum card that provides all hardware features the latest FireFox version is capable of using ? I don't wanna spend hundreds of dollars on high-end graphics since I rarely use my PC for gaming. Is it good practice to buy 1-2 grade higher hardware in order to support future features that decent graphics cards are capable of today but FireFox is not using them yet ? (I primarily mean GPU computing with CUDA or OpenCL) What's the development roadmap regarding graphics acceleration ?

Question 2 : Will FireFox benefit from changing the CPU from Core2Duo 3,0 GHz to Core2Quad 2,5 GHz ? Core2Quad 3,0 GHz chips are still expensive on the used market since they are the top for the LGA775 platform. Or it's better to get the top Core2 at 3,33 GHz ? (I found a cheap one near me)


For first sight I will try the followings until I got better advice :

1. Install a fresh Win7 onto another partition on the SSD, install the same version of FireFox, copy all the personal settings and see what happens. 2. I have an almost same aged nVidia card here at home (GeForce 7200 GS), I'll try it under WinXP. 3. Will upgrade to the latest FF version. (The last one I hadn't done before for a good reason that I momently forgot ... probably it was plugin compatibility.)


Hope to get reasonable advice/opinions before I accomplish all the 3 tasks above. Will post the results regardless of that. Hope I was clear enough.


Thanks a lot :-))

Cheers : Peter

Задан Peter B. 3 года назад

Последний ответ от Peter B. 3 года назад

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Firefox crashes

iam using windows 7 and firefox 40.0. my browser is frequently crashing Report ID Date Submitted 58c1c6a4-ce7d-4… (читать ещё)

iam using windows 7 and firefox 40.0. my browser is frequently crashing

Report ID Date Submitted 58c1c6a4-ce7d-453a-ba3d-27cb40cfa570 11/28/2016 7:10 PM 687fe30e-121e-4e39-a4f1-e0b52c1f203f 11/28/2016 6:59 PM c79bb239-b777-41bf-aef8-77206ca21fec 11/28/2016 6:59 PM 33e94d93-1358-4b52-9e56-dd67da972309 11/28/2016 6:59 PM bp-68daceb6-4f99-4fe7-9304-24a862161128 11/28/2016 6:46 PM bp-0643f26d-b117-4e94-b40a-ade482161128 11/28/2016 6:45 PM bp-c96c8e76-a95c-42e7-b947-f43862161128 11/28/2016 6:43 PM bp-5ad14d38-c349-4141-aab3-0af552161128 11/28/2016 6:43 PM bp-effaf560-4bfe-4d58-a2cd-48a252161128 11/28/2016 6:38 PM 5b0dcb76-5887-4427-b51e-74a0f0eff55d 11/28/2016 6:29 PM aa685d88-7923-4cfe-b86d-c4fa15339bc7 11/27/2016 10:04 PM 200e4ab4-76d5-46a9-9841-19afc3195dad 11/27/2016 5:40 PM 39f4296f-5234-41fc-b252-9752ef1f13f1 11/27/2016 5:33 PM 6e17a606-c0bf-4720-a2e4-9654a5057c72 9/25/2013 11:17 PM 1e1f938d-a859-4d29-80ee-7f7aa77b6db5 9/25/2013 11:14 PM

help me please

Задан KARTHIK2928 3 года назад

Последний ответ от John99 3 года назад

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Firefox crashes

Firefox won't start. Attached is the crash report. I did a clean uninstall and reinstall but it still won't start. I'm running version 40.0.3 because that's the latest ve… (читать ещё)

Firefox won't start. Attached is the crash report. I did a clean uninstall and reinstall but it still won't start. I'm running version 40.0.3 because that's the latest version that runs on XP service pack 3.

Задан pyramid14 3 года назад

Дан ответ philipp 3 года назад

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Why does Firefox go to previous page when opening certain pages on Youtube?

Im currently using Firefox 40.0.3 but certain pages on Youtube are giving me grief. When I try to open the video's webpage, only the backgroud will load and after a secon… (читать ещё)

Im currently using Firefox 40.0.3 but certain pages on Youtube are giving me grief. When I try to open the video's webpage, only the backgroud will load and after a second or two Firefox will automatically return to the previous page I was on.

This cannot be cancelled by pressing the 'stop loading page' button and restarting and clearing the cache doesn't help.

The affected videos will not appear in my playlists even if they were already in there and they cannot be found through searching or channel upload pages. My situation does not affect Chrome and I can use it to search for the videos, get the URLs and paste them into Firefox but the above problems occur still.

Задан Fufuz 4 года назад

Дан ответ FredMcD 4 года назад

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'New Tab' opens twelve tabs at once.

Opening a new tab will open about twelve tabs at once. It doesn't happen all the time, it just seems to be at random (whether the window is new or has been in constant us… (читать ещё)

Opening a new tab will open about twelve tabs at once. It doesn't happen all the time, it just seems to be at random (whether the window is new or has been in constant use). Having to close twelve new tabs is quite annoying.

This only occurs when I press 'new tab', and they all open to the Google homepage (they're not blank). I have scanned for malware: my laptop is clean through and through. I use the 'New Tab Homepage' add-on.

Are there any solutions or theories for this?

Задан Leif 4 года назад

Последний ответ от FredMcD 4 года назад

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I am using 40.0.3 and have selected to save my passwords, and have private browsing turned off. The save password function is not working.

Along with the information provided above. 1. Some sites will ask and others do not. 2. It never ask me to update a password if it has changed. 3. The save passwords chec… (читать ещё)

Along with the information provided above. 1. Some sites will ask and others do not. 2. It never ask me to update a password if it has changed. 3. The save passwords check box becomes unchecked and I have not made any changes.

Задан bplus 4 года назад

Последний ответ от bplus 4 года назад

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firefox update daily, can't stop this

FireFox 40.0.3 on Windows 7 SP1, once a day, every day FireFox updates itself. I've tried the suggestions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1108975, except … (читать ещё)

FireFox 40.0.3 on Windows 7 SP1, once a day, every day FireFox updates itself. I've tried the suggestions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1108975, except the "lock the preferences" and what follows below that. Please help, thank you, Dan

Задан danost 4 года назад

Последний ответ от James 4 года назад

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Why do you CONSTANTLY send notices to update? I will never update until Norton Toolbar works in the updates!

Many of us use Norton Vault, we won't run updates until that is working in your updates. Can you PLEASE stop bombarding me with requests to update multiple times every da… (читать ещё)

Many of us use Norton Vault, we won't run updates until that is working in your updates. Can you PLEASE stop bombarding me with requests to update multiple times every day.

Задан user7 4 года назад

Дан ответ James 4 года назад

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My default browser has become search-quick.com without my requssting it, and I can't get rid of it even if I reset the preferences for Google. What do do?

The so-called search engine search-quick.com comes up as my regular browser. I had never heard of it and did not ask for it. It's a lot slower than google, duckduck or an… (читать ещё)

The so-called search engine search-quick.com comes up as my regular browser. I had never heard of it and did not ask for it. It's a lot slower than google, duckduck or anything else. Yet I can't get rid of it. I went to Firefox preferences and reset my default browser for Google, but it will not come up. I must now access Google through search-quick.com. How can I get rid of quick-search? It's maddneing enough for me to abandon Firefox. Please help....

Задан Agnikumar 4 года назад

Последний ответ от John99 4 года назад

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crash firefox

Hello , i have problem with use firefox v40.0.3 on win 2003 it crash several time , i deleted complte and install again but i still have paroblem crash details uploaded o… (читать ещё)

Hello , i have problem with use firefox v40.0.3 on win 2003 it crash several time , i deleted complte and install again but i still have paroblem crash details uploaded on http://textuploader.com see this http://txt.do/5veem

what is the problem ? please Help me

Задан ehsan_21 4 года назад

Дан ответ Gert Van Waelvelde 4 года назад

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Can't play videos in Twitter

Videos on Twitter don't play, "The message This browser does not support video playback." appears on the center of a screenshot of the video. Twitter Videos play normally… (читать ещё)

Videos on Twitter don't play, "The message This browser does not support video playback." appears on the center of a screenshot of the video. Twitter Videos play normally on Chrome. YouTube videos play normally on Firefox.

I have the latest version of Firefox and all the plugins are up to date (Java, Flash Player etc). I have experimented changing Hardware Acceleration Where Available box, the media.windows-media-foundation.enabled attribute, clearing the caches, opening in safe mode, nothing makes the videos play.


Is there anyone who has had the same problem and managed to solve it. Thank you.

Задан offshade 4 года назад

Последний ответ от jscher2000 4 года назад

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Why can't I paste into youtube comments on firefox

I don't know when this happened, but today I noticed that I cannot paste text into youtube comments on firefox. It still works just fine on Chrome. I tried to use an addo… (читать ещё)

I don't know when this happened, but today I noticed that I cannot paste text into youtube comments on firefox. It still works just fine on Chrome. I tried to use an addon to copy plain text only, but that didn't help, nor have I ever needed it before.

Is this google's latest monopoly trick or something, or what is going on?

Задан 1N07 4 года назад

Дан ответ 1N07 4 года назад

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Recently upgraded Windows 10, am now receiving runtime error messages while on Firefox, how can I fix this?

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 on my laptop and every time I sign on to Firefox and while I'm on Firefox, I get this message: "Runtime Error. C:\Windows\system32\atibt… (читать ещё)

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 on my laptop and every time I sign on to Firefox and while I'm on Firefox, I get this message: "Runtime Error. C:\Windows\system32\atibtmon.exe. This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way." I don't have this problem on my PC. I recently refreshed Firefox on the laptop because it was running slow and hanging before upgrading to Windows 10. Could this have something to do with the runtime error. How can I fix this problem? thanks

Задан greg2mar4nm 4 года назад

Дан ответ John99 4 года назад

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How can I use Firefox to view a website?

I am trying to navigate to "admin.appname/". Every time I try, whether by pressing return or clicking the arrow in the location bar, Firefox looks for "http://www.admin.a… (читать ещё)

I am trying to navigate to "admin.appname/".

Every time I try, whether by pressing return or clicking the arrow in the location bar, Firefox looks for "http://www.admin.appname/", rather than "admin.appname", which of course does not exist.

Is it possible to use Firefox to view the website at the URL that I typed in, rather than a different URL that I did not type? It works correctly in Chrome, but not Safari.

Задан daytodave 4 года назад

Последний ответ от FredMcD 4 года назад

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Just bought this computer used today and know zip about making it mine.

I'm pretty hopeless at this. Just bought it this aft. Now I need to get on line and get things back to normal. Don't know where to start. My laptop has a bad hard-drive. … (читать ещё)

I'm pretty hopeless at this. Just bought it this aft. Now I need to get on line and get things back to normal. Don't know where to start. My laptop has a bad hard-drive. It's on the way out. I prefer desktop anyway. So I sprung for this used computer, which so far has nothing on it. I have no idea what the first step is. So far, I like this unit. But I'm in the dark as to what I should be doing.

Задан 2PSGs 4 года назад

Последний ответ от John99 4 года назад

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elements of Yandex don't work

Locking duplicate thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1106425] Dear support for Firefox. I need help. Elements of Yandex don't work when the history of the browser i… (читать ещё)

Locking duplicate thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1106425]

Dear support for Firefox. I need help. Elements of Yandex don't work when the history of the browser is disabled. Why is the new version of elements doesn't work? I don't want to include the browser history. Solve my problem please. Maybe I have mistakes in sentences. I hope that you'll understand me.

Задан Jetterro 4 года назад

Последний ответ от Kitolay 4 года назад

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How do I prevent 32 "do-nothing" background instances remaining open every day?

Nothing I've tried in the past *year* has been able to prevent this, so it's gone through a few revs without fixing. Even restarting FF every half-hour does nothing to h… (читать ещё)

Nothing I've tried in the past *year* has been able to prevent this, so it's gone through a few revs without fixing. Even restarting FF every half-hour does nothing to help the problem if a background instance began running 31 minutes ago.

Win 8.1 ... FF 40.0.3

Задан qcislander 4 года назад

Дан ответ qcislander 4 года назад

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Firefox cannot open some sites (sec_error_unknown_issuer)

On a Windows 7 machine, I installed Firefox (40.0.3). When I try to open https://www.google.ch, I get the following error: sec_error_unknown_issuer. There is NO button "I… (читать ещё)

On a Windows 7 machine, I installed Firefox (40.0.3). When I try to open https://www.google.ch, I get the following error: sec_error_unknown_issuer. There is NO button "I understand the Risks" -- I cannot add an exception. Other sites, like youtube (using https) load without errors. I already deleted the cert8.db file, and the date and time of the machine are also correct.

Задан blackwater 4 года назад

Последний ответ от cor-el 4 года назад