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Is there anything installed and also running on the laptop that you never use? I'm kinda doubting it, but it just occurred to me that maybe we can free up some memory by reducing the number of running Processes.


Edit: I always get a kick out of it when people say "I could care less" instead of "I couldn't care less".
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You could customize firefox to use less physical memory and more hdd space for it's cache. It will probably slow it down a bit. But seeing as your limited and concerned about memory usage. This might be an option.
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Is there anything installed and also running on the laptop that you never use? I'm kinda doubting it, but it just occurred to me that maybe we can free up some memory by reducing the number of running Processes.


Edit: I always get a kick out of it when people say "I could care less" instead of "I couldn't care less".
Not that im aware of Other than Object Dock (which ill probably get rid of anyways) nothing really. Im not a fan of extra programs just "running" lol It annoys me for some reason the only other thing ive got going all the time is AVG

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You could customize firefox to use less physical memory and more hdd space for it's cache. It will probably slow it down a bit. But seeing as your limited and concerned about memory usage. This might be an option.
or i could just go back to Chrome
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I've got waterfox with 4 tabs open using 274k......

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Not that im aware of Other than Object Dock (which ill probably get rid of anyways) nothing really. Im not a fan of extra programs just "running" lol It annoys me for some reason the only other thing ive got going all the time is AVG



or i could just go back to Chrome
Or that. It's whichever you prefer that matters.
post #26 of 57
pale moon is worse, 350 528 k of memory with only 2 tabs open.

Luckily the inventor of 2x2GB ram lies happily in his grave.
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or i could just go back to Chrome
I personally like chrome better myself... the only thing that stops me from using it on my main rig is that i can't choose the install location... unlike chrome... with firefox i can install it to a seperate HDD along with my profiles and not worry about it wasting writes on my ssd... (btw i still can't figure out why profiles aren't working properly in ff4)

you could check to see what exactly firefox is caching... type this in firefox address bar

about:cache?device=memory

i'm not telling you to use firefox... just giving you a solution to your original post... not telling you firefox is better than chrome... it's your preference on what browser you choose to use
Edited by 808MP5 - 5/3/11 at 8:59pm
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I personally like chrome better myself... the only thing that stops me from using it on my main rig is that i can't choose the install location... unlike chrome... with firefox i can install it to a seperate HDD along with my profiles and not worry about it wasting writes on my ssd... (btw i still can't figure out why profiles aren't working properly in ff4)

you could check to see what exactly firefox is caching... type this in firefox address bar

about:cache?device=memory

i'm not telling you to use firefox... just giving you a solution to your original post... not telling you firefox is better than chrome... it's your preference on what browser you choose to use
Ok ill give it a try thanks and i know ur not I was being sarcastic in my other post

I really dont have a preference between the two i just use which ever is faster after there respective updates lol
post #29 of 57
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.
Edited by Riou - 5/3/11 at 9:19pm
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phhht. harden up guys.
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