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Windows 7: Interesting browser comparison

03 Apr 2011   #41
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I had to uninstall Firefox 4.0 last night because of the constant memory leaks. Every second I have it open with one google tab, it increased in 200mb of RAM each second. Pretty disappointed in it.


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03 Apr 2011   #42
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
I had to uninstall Firefox 4.0 last night because of the constant memory leaks. Every second I have it open with one google tab, it increased in 200mb of RAM each second. Pretty disappointed in it.
Rather odd, I often have upwards of forty ( 40 ) tabs open, several different Google tabs among them, and I have no problems at all. Are you using some sort of dynamic feed in that tab? Or does the website constantly stream data?

Regards....Mike Connor
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03 Apr 2011   #43
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
I had to uninstall Firefox 4.0 last night because of the constant memory leaks. Every second I have it open with one google tab, it increased in 200mb of RAM each second. Pretty disappointed in it.
Rather odd, I often have upwards of forty ( 40 ) tabs open, several different Google tabs among them, and I have no problems at all. Are you using some sort of dynamic feed in that tab? Or does the website constantly stream data?

Regards....Mike Connor
No idea. I haven't changed any settings but I do have a Bullguard plugin. Not sure if it's something else like another plugin affecting it.
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03 Apr 2011   #44
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
I had to uninstall Firefox 4.0 last night because of the constant memory leaks. Every second I have it open with one google tab, it increased in 200mb of RAM each second. Pretty disappointed in it.
Rather odd, I often have upwards of forty ( 40 ) tabs open, several different Google tabs among them, and I have no problems at all. Are you using some sort of dynamic feed in that tab? Or does the website constantly stream data?

Regards....Mike Connor
No idea. I haven't changed any settings but I do have a Bullguard plugin. Not sure if it's something else like another plugin affecting it.
Well, something must be causing it, it just does not happen on any of my machines.

Regards....Mike Connor
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03 Apr 2011   #45
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
I had to uninstall Firefox 4.0 last night because of the constant memory leaks. Every second I have it open with one google tab, it increased in 200mb of RAM each second. Pretty disappointed in it.
Try downloading and installing ASC from IObit. It is free.

Then add SmartRAM which a ASC utility program to your startup programs.

I have used it for years first with XP and now with W7.

Uses very little memory and does a very good job of keeping the Firefox memory leaks under control.

For example I have had Firefox open all day with about 20 addons five plugins and between 5 and 10 tabs and right now the available physical memory is greater than when I first loaded Firefox about 10 hours ago.
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03 Apr 2011   #46
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Hmmm...you don't need anything like that. I have nothing like that on any of my machines, and no problems either. The "ramcleaner" programs are all basically snake-oil . Windows 7 manages its memory perfectly well.

IObit is an untrustworthy company with a very bad reputation. They are known to have stolen databases from another company, and their "Advanced System Care", should be renamed to "Advanced System Crash".

Regards....Mike Connor
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03 Apr 2011   #47
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
My take on benchmarks....

They have become so over used, so mainstream that they are almost useless.
Very true for the most part.

Although, as a minor and by no means conclusive tool, I found Vantage to be somewhat useful when testing out a GPU OC by monitoring how much the framerate fluctuated on certain tests. When it remained steady, you knew you were good @ a given voltage but when it struggled to maintain steady frames, you knew you were at the limit and could potentially notice the same fluctuation in games.

But as far as browser benchmarks are concerned, I definitely wouldn't base my preference on them.

It really does boil down to feature preference and perception.

On my system + connection, Chrome does feel 'snappier' overall; but try as I might, I just don't feel the love. IE9 is pretty decent, but it's just not for me. I switched back to Opera 10/11 when FF 3.6 started to feel too sluggish, but I have since switched back to FF 4 as my daily browser.

That decision had nothing to do with a synthetic browser benchmark.

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If you are buying based solely on benchmarks, your gonna lose in the end.
Yep. At best, they should be used as a rough guide - not gospel.

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I never had any problems with fuzzy fonts on my machines, but I know a couple of people who did.
I don't have the font issue either on my two installations, but I do have it in one of my virtual machines. So it does exist, but it's not universal.

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Windows 7 manages its memory perfectly well.
That it does. They may have been effective in the W9X/XP days, but not anymore.
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04 Apr 2011   #48
Karln

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Web standard
IE9 = Opéra 11 = safari = Chrome >? firefox 5
Speed
firefox > safari > opéra > chrome > IE9
extentions
IE9 > safari >= chrome >= opéra > firefox
ergonomic
firefox = safari > IE > Opéra > chrome
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