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Windows 7: Firefox causes high cpu and ram usage

13 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Now I am a bit confused...
Just got from work,and am pretty tired,but I am pretty sure that I wrote this post yesterday,not two weeks ago.
Yeah guys,I am using a pretty large number of extension,every once in a while a spot new one,and right now I have them,just a sec....26.
When I see somebody runs 16 add ons,ad needs only 100megs of RAM,I am on the best way to shoot my self.Right now(and I've opened only few,maybe 10 tabs)my Firefox consumes over 900 megs,and that is even not weird to me.I am starting to feel a bit nervous when reach 1,200megs.
Yes,I am cleaning cache every so,and I even have an add on for that too
Aaargh,looks like I'll have to move on on Chrome,or at least get rid of at least 15 add ons,but which ones?I am so addicted to them.

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13 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Can you list your addons for us?
Ah,yes,almost forgot...

AdBlock Plus
Add ons collector
Auto Pager
Cool Previews
DrWeb AntiVirus LinkChecker
EHTip-language translator
Empty Cache button
Fetch MP3-video to audio converter
FireTV button
Foxy Proxy
Internet Download Manager Mozilla Integration
New Tab Homepage
Quick Restart Firefox
Search Preview
Skip Screen
Tab Preview
Torrent Finder Toolbar
TVU web player-component of TVU
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13 Apr 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Well I see you have Ghostery there. I suspected you would have it with the problem you posted about. As to your initial problem in your first post, that is most likely what is causing the firefox process to not release after exit, and for the cpu usage to shoot up. Was a big problem for users using that addon. Complaints everywhere. They were supposed to have addressed it in the newest version, but if it was or not, who knows.

Newest is 2.0.3, think problem was with 2.02 or lower. Possibly problem still persists in newest version.
If you have a slightly older version than what's new, then that's most likely what it is. Disable or uninstall the ghostery addon.
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14 Apr 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks man,I did remove 9 add-ons,and ghostery isn't on that list,but nothing significally changed.
I'll give a try with ghostery too.
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15 Apr 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You were right about Ghostery.I uninstalled Ghostery,and now,when I quit Firefox,my system does not hangs any more,even if sometimes Firefox process continue to run.
Big improvement,I'm not affraid to quit Firefox any more
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15 Apr 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You're welcome. Thanks for letting us know.

It's a big task, but you might think about rebuilding a new ff profile at some point. And keep the addons to a minimum. Should help with overall usage.
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