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Windows 7: Plugin container for firefox and firefox eating up memory

26 May 2012   #1

windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Plugin container for firefox and firefox eating up memory

I was having problems with too high physical memory usage(highest was 73%) causing my PC to respond slower even during winexplore. I started uninstalling unnecessary programs and disabling unnecessary processes, when I noticed that plugin-container.exe is taking up 23,xxx KB memory while firefox takes up 400,xxxKB. Is this normal? Is there any way I can tone Firefox down to further lessen my PC's physical memory usage? As of now, it's down to 36%.

I usually run either Fraps, Skyrim, or Azureus Vuze while using Firefox. Current active plugins for Firefox are:
Quicktime plugin
Java Platform
Java Deployment toolkit
Shockwave Flash

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26 May 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional

Unless you're very limited in ram, its nothing to worry about. I've stressed FF to eat up to 4GB or ram and another 4 for the Plugin Container.
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27 May 2012   #3

windows 7 Professional 32 bit

Thanks a lot oldMX! I thought I would have to worry about it^^
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