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Windows 7: Mozilla firefox taking up alot of memusage

22 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Mozilla firefox taking up alot of memusage

For some reason i only have 1 tab open and it is taking 216+k open

its slowly goes up by it self and it slowly goes down,....

I have fast dial but ive always have had it. never really gave me a problem i recently added 2 monitors i dont think that should be a problem.



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22 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
For some reason i only have 1 tab open and it is taking 216+k open

its slowly goes up by it self and it slowly goes down,....

I have fast dial but ive always have had it. never really gave me a problem i recently added 2 monitors i dont think that should be a problem.
So what's the problem? 216k is nothing...


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22 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

216,000 is nothing!?

That's a lot. 200MBs
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22 Dec 2009   #4

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

i'd rather have my memory working than not. as long as you do not have any problems, out of memory errors, freezing, bsod's etc., don't worry about memory useage. cpu useage is another story. what version of FF may be significant if it's one of the early ones.

the old memory bugaboos from win95 and 98/me are no more. winxp on up handle memory differently and more usefully. as memory is needed a program is assigned it. when it's not needed anymore, it is not released in case it's needed later, as it's faster that way. if another program needs memory, it will however give it up.

free memory is memory that is unused and not working for you. why buy gigabytes of memory and then try your best not to use it? if you really must, go into the config (type 'about:config' without the quotes into the address bar) and change config.trim_on_minimize to true. when you minimize FF it will release any unneeded memory. it may then need to reapply for it when you restore it, which will take a bit more time.

do not get taken in by the hype from some software that 'frees up memory'. those programs and their overhead are not needed and are in fact counter-productive. they usually work by forcing the program to page the extra memory to the page file, where it then takes much longer to read back into the program when it's needed again. you are better off by letting windows do it's job. you are better off buying more actual memory. ( i note your specs do not say how much memory you have, as a percentage of the physical memory i suspect from the other spec of your system that 200mb is not a very large %)

task manager does not give a complete picture of memory usage anyhow. try procexp.exe (process explorer) from sys internals (now part of microsoft), it's x86/x64 and gives a better breakdown, here's my firefox details: i'm running the 3.6 beta 6 version.


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22 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kronckew View Post
i'd rather have my memory working than not. as long as you do not have any problems, out of memory errors, freezing, bsod's etc., don't worry about memory useage. cpu useage is another story.

the old memory bugaboos from win95 and 98/me are no more. winxp on up handle memory differently and more usefully. as memory is needed a program is assigned it. when it's not needed anymore, it is not released in case it's needed later, as it's faster that way. if another program needs memory, it will however give it up.

free memory is memory that is unused and not working for you. why buy gigabytes of memory and then try your best not to use it? if you really must, go into the config (type 'about:config' without the quotes into the address bar) and change config.trim_on_minimize to true. when you minimize FF it will release any unneeded memory. it may then need to reapply for it when you restore it, which will take a bit more time.

do not get taken in by the hype from some software that 'frees up memory'. those programs and their overhead are not needed and are in fact counter-productive.

task manager does not give a complete picture of memory useage anyhow. try procexp.exe (process explorer) from sys internals (now part of microsoft), it's x86/x64 and gives a better breakdown, here's my firefox details:
Wondering how this is related to the post.
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22 Dec 2009   #6

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Well i was just wondering cause i mean just for 1 tab i thought having 216 IN use was kind of alot but since it seems to be alright, i just thought something was eating something up.
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22 Dec 2009   #7

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Is that site SF? or another site, maybe it's got java running too, but 216k is way too much for FF.
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22 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

mines using 130mb with 6 tabs open ;O


edit: im using speed dial though
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22 Dec 2009   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
Well i was just wondering cause i mean just for 1 tab i thought having 216 IN use was kind of alot but since it seems to be alright, i just thought something was eating something up.
Under typical circumstances it's not normal. But then if you are using Fast Dial and have it customized, it may be.

I personally ditched Fast Dial a while ago because it was to buggy.


Try temporarily disabling Fast Dial and see if that impacts on your usage.
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22 Dec 2009   #10
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
Well i was just wondering cause i mean just for 1 tab i thought having 216 IN use was kind of alot but since it seems to be alright, i just thought something was eating something up.
Wouldn't happen to have been on Facebook and playing one of the games there would you?
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