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Windows 7: Firefox are you dying?

12 Feb 2011   #1
eldinv

DOS^
 
 
Firefox are you dying?

Oh why o why is Firefox eating my resources. Yes, we all know that FF can be a hog, but I have two tabs open and your killing my RAM.

I can rip a DVD with far less resources and FF is only browsing web pages, WTF?

Can someone explain, this plugin-container.exe? Is that the issue. I am running Firefox v3.6.13




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12 Feb 2011   #2
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Possibly addon related, which addons do you use? Personally, I have seen memory usage like that when the Adobe Flash player starts consuming resources. Hence why I don't use Adobe Flash anymore.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Oh why o why is Firefox eating my resources. Yes, we all know that FF can be a hog, but I have two tabs open and your killing my RAM.

I can rip a DVD with far less resources and FF is only browsing web pages, WTF?

Can someone explain, this plugin-container.exe? Is that the issue. I am running Firefox v3.6.13
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12 Feb 2011   #3
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Extensions disabled, but here are the plug-ins. Not watching video or anything right now. Gmail and Win7 forum open.

Never had an issue before. This is not a piece of junk system for running a browser.

Ran virus scans and malwarebytes scan; nothing.


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12 Feb 2011   #4
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

There is a possiblility of memory leakage with FF. There was a big issue with this in earlier versions but it was supposed to be fixed. Possible though with an update that code was crap and now the issue is back. I'll have to look at mine when I get home from work. Have you tried the new beta to see if it does the same thing?

Firefox web browser | Help us test the latest beta


Here's an article from Mozilla on ways to reduce memory leaks.

Reducing memory usage - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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12 Feb 2011   #5
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I'm using AdBlock Plus,Download Helper,FB Purity,Norton Toolbar and maybe in the plugins list are listed 30 of them and my FF is now using 348mb of memory. I have opened only 4 tabs. XDA Forum,Seven Forums,The picture above,and one macedonian forum(vBulletin). I don't know why but FF is using too much ram memory somethime.
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12 Feb 2011   #6
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

You could safely disable the java deployment and Mozilla default-plugin. I've noticed that on a odd occasion plugins sometimes don't properly load within the plugin-container process, instead loading in the FF process.

I suppose just like the addons you could disable all the plugins, reload FF, then re-enable them one by one until you find out which one is causing the memory spike (if any.)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Extensions disabled, but here are the plug-ins. Not watching video or anything right now. Gmail and Win7 forum open.

Never had an issue before. This is not a piece of junk system for running a browser.

Ran virus scans and malwarebytes scan; nothing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2011   #7
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Oh why o why is Firefox eating my resources. Yes, we all know that FF can be a hog, but I have two tabs open and your killing my RAM.

I can rip a DVD with far less resources and FF is only browsing web pages, WTF?

Can someone explain, this plugin-container.exe? Is that the issue. I am running Firefox v3.6.13
Plugin-container and out-of-process plugins - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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15 Feb 2011   #8
DianaD 74

Windows 7 Ultimate -32 bit
 
 

Kill the plugin-container in newer versions of FF. It will eat tons of resources while viewing flash files, AKA YouTube videos and other Flash vids.

Trust me, it works perfectly.
Watch your resource monitor before and after... Huge difference

How to Stop Firefox plugin-container.exe Process? | TechnoGadge

EDIT* sorry,Not Myself beat me to it by a couple days
I didn't see the last post..........
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