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Windows 7: Any programs that can warn when a process is using this much RAM?

15 Dec 2012   #1
thebladeroden

Windows 7 64-bit SP1
 
 
Any programs that can warn when a process is using this much RAM?

My Firefox tends to get rather unstable when memory usage gets above 2GB. (I have 6GB) It would be nice to have a program that monitors its memory usage and delivers a pop up or something when it gets above 2 GB, so that I may manually restart it before it crashes on me.


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15 Dec 2012   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I know of no program that will do that.
Your specs show 4 gigs of ram
Use Resource Monitor to see what your ram is doing.
For FireFox to use up a lot of ram to slow down a computer you would have to have a lot of sites open at the same time.
You might have a lot of things running in the background that can cause high memory usage. To check use msconfic/Start Up

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15 Dec 2012   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is definitely a FF problem. Use a more friendly browser. And 2GB used from 6GB is completely normal.

If you want us to have a closer look, post a picture of the colored bar in Resource Monitor > Memory tab.
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15 Dec 2012   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You can search FF add-ons for memory and see what you find that might help.
Here is one you can check out.
Quote:
Memory Restart: This little add-on simply lets you set a maximum memory threshold, and allows you to choose either to be warned when it is reached, or to automatically restart Firefox. Memory Restart is a simple solution, and a good way to keep down the memory usage that creeps up over your day.
Source: Control Firefox's memory use | Onsoftware

Hope this helps,
David
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15 Dec 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm using 1.7 gigs now just using 2 open Firefox sites. As whs has posted. Give us one of these.
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