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Windows 7: Firefox memory Leak?

26 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Firefox memory Leak?

This morning I woke my computer up (sleep mode) and was astonished to see memory usage at 54%! I have 8GB RAM and I've never seen it this high.

I checked Task Manager and saw that Firefox was using 1.8GB and still climbing; about every second it increased by a few Bytes, like clockwork.

There were also three instances of that plugin-container process. Why 3?!

I thought Firefox v4.+ was supposed to have gotten rid of their memory (leak?) problems.

Here's a snapshot and I hope somebody can give me some idea of why it's doing this. TIA!



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26 Apr 2011   #2

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

Index page • mozillaZine Forums

On the right side, there are two places to enter searches, Boards and Knowledge Base. Enter "Memory Leak" and "Plug-in Container" in each of the two search boxes to find information pertaining to your questions.
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26 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

@Not Myself:
A lot of great information here!
Thanks!
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26 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hello rap33042. I'll suggest you to do this in Task Manager.
View->Select Columns and there select CPU Time. After the process is started it will count a time,so you should easy know what processes and when.
It should look like this:
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Size:  75.8 KB

StalkeR.


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26 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Hello rap33042. I'll suggest you to do this in Task Manager.
View->Select Columns and there select CPU Time. After the process is started it will count a time,so you should easy know what processes and when.
It should look like this:
Attachment 151417

StalkeR.
Thanks!
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26 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

^^
You're welcome!
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26 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've started eliminating add-ons in Firefox to see if I can narrow down the culprit.

I'll let you know what I come up with.
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28 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Firefox sometimes runs for almost 1 GB of RAM on my Win 7 x64 computer.

~Maxx~

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28 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

All right-
I've gotten rid of the add-ons in the snapshot and it seems to have gotten rid of the memory problem.
I don't really know at this point which add-on is the problem:


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28 Apr 2011   #10

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You should have a look at this;

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ance/#addon-11

and also at this;

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ramback/

Regards....Mike Connor
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