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http://www.overclock.net/other-softw...ry-chrome.html
Proof that it uses a lot of memory. If you're not using Chrome because of Firefox addons, there's plenty of the core addons available for Chrome as well (Adblock, Skype, whatever else you use)
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I haven't had a single problem with Firefox 4.0 so far. 3 different PC's used every day with both Windows 7 SP1 and Windows XP SP3.
     
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Originally Posted by luanswan2002 View Post
It crashes so God damn much. Like once or twice a day. And there is nothing wrong with my PC. I'm thinking about going back to Internet Explorer 0_0 at least it's stable.

Anyone else having problems??
Yep I am. Almost every time I exit to Save the session it crashes.

I use Opera most of the time for multi-session browsing so don't care about this. I only use FailFox now for Private Browsing and a handful of apps that require it. IE is uninstalled permanently off my PC.
    
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My primary laptop uses 512MB DDR2 RAM (doesn't support any more)
Firefox 4 runs just as well on it as my desktop. I can browse 5-10 tabs laglessly; if I had a need to browse more than that I probably could do so laglessly also. Granted this is on Ubuntu Linux, but it runs the exact same profile (complete with 60+ addons) as my desktop. I use optimization methods listed in my "optimizing firefox" article to keep it speedy.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by xJavontax View Post
http://www.overclock.net/other-softw...ry-chrome.html
Proof that it uses a lot of memory. If you're not using Chrome because of Firefox addons, there's plenty of the core addons available for Chrome as well (Adblock, Skype, whatever else you use)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou View Post
For me, Chromium uses 143 MB of ram with 4 browser tabs open. Firefox uses 181 MB with Adblock Plus and a few other plugins. Adding more extensions also increases memory usage.

EDIT: Now I disabled all extensions in Firefox and Chrome. Memory usage for Firefox and Chrome are basically the same. ~120 MB.



The memory usage problem are likely due to the extensions. Remember not to use too many extension you don't need because they use more memory. Chrome has less useful extensions compared to Firefox. Perhaps that is why people think Firefox uses more memory. People load up Firefox full of memory hogging extensions.
Moral of the story. Stop installing every single extension you see on the internet.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post
Moral of the story. Stop installing every single extension you see on the internet.
lol
     
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post #17 of 22
wow...for me Chrome crashes more often than Firefox but that's on my mac.

Make sure you're using the latest versions!
post #18 of 22
I use Firefox 4 with 65 extensions on a system with 512MB of RAM and it works flawlessly with even many tabs
You're doing it wrong?
post #19 of 22
I had a serious problem with FireFox, and I am 100% sure it was not a malware related issue because I Boot Scanned multiple times and scanned with various malware programs.

Basically, FF crashed when I was looking at a PDF file in the browser, and then Windows kept on closing Explorer.exe and giving me registry errors. I restarted several times and same problem. I even system restored and the problem was still there. I put my W7 disk in and ran the fixer and that didn't do anything. I had to completely re-install windows for it to work again, and I lost a lot of stuff which took me 3 weeks to re-download .

DONT USE FIREFOX! Use Chrome, even though Chrome crashes a lot too . if you really don't want crashes, try Opera.
post #20 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
I had a serious problem with FireFox, and I am 100% sure it was not a malware related issue because I Boot Scanned multiple times and scanned with various malware programs.

Basically, FF crashed when I was looking at a PDF file in the browser, and then Windows kept on closing Explorer.exe and giving me registry errors. I restarted several times and same problem. I even system restored and the problem was still there. I put my W7 disk in and ran the fixer and that didn't do anything. I had to completely re-install windows for it to work again, and I lost a lot of stuff which took me 3 weeks to re-download .

DONT USE FIREFOX! Use Chrome, even though Chrome crashes a lot too . if you really don't want crashes, try Opera.
And you blame that on Firefox? lol

Just because you happened to be running Firefox at the time your system crashed doesn't mean it was the root cause. I have never heard of a web browser causing a system failure so bad it needed a OS reinstall.
     
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