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if you have broadband here's a way to speed up ff also

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Here’s something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up:

1.Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”

Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”

Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0″. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

If you’re using a broadband connection you’ll load pages MUCH faster now!
Source

and to tweak the memory/hdd cache
depending how you want to use your physical memory...
the setting is in about:config
browser.cache.memory.enable (default setting is true) Source.

you can increase the size or decrease the size by creating an interger... right click anywhere in the about:config and choose new integer
for it's name you want browser.cache.memory.capacity

you must use a value listed in the table found Here.

for the hdd cache settings
type browser.cache in the about:config filter
it should filter out a lot of stuff and you will see some hard drive related settings

hehe... no worries... i use chrome on my other computers... i think it's better but now when your main drive is an SSD chrome is lacking in installation options
Edited by 808MP5 - 5/3/11 at 9:50pm
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phhht. harden up guys.
Heh... I had 482 MB earlier.

Anyway, racer86 isn't being a wimp; he only has 2 GB of memory and he does a ton of multitasking, so almost every megabyte of memory (or perhaps every chunk of 100 MB) is very valuable to him just as much as I think it would be to all of us.
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Heh... I had 482 MB earlier.

Anyway, racer86 isn't being a wimp; he only has 2 GB of memory and he does a ton of multitasking, so almost every megabyte of memory (or perhaps every chunk of 100 MB) is very valuable to him just as much as I think it would be to all of us.
Thankyou lol and ya theres no way i could have that. Thats almost 1/4 of my total system memory for FF

I went through and disabled some random extensions I had going and AdBlock Plus and managed to get almost a 40k drop in memory usage
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Then it looks like it's time to get rid of the silly dock that they put on the laptop.
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Then it looks like it's time to get rid of the silly dock that they put on the laptop.
oh ya its already gone lol Id like to get FF and W7 down to using just 1gb of ram but im startn to doubt that its possible. Im getting close im looking at around 1.3gb of memory usage with windows, 5 FF tabs and AVG running
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oh ya its already gone lol Id like to get FF and W7 down to using just 1gb of ram but im startn to doubt that its possible. Im getting close im looking at around 1.3gb of memory usage with windows, 5 FF tabs and AVG running
Oh. Yeah, I can see now that you really did put a ton of effort into streamlining your installation of Windows.

Well, at least that dock is gone.
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Oh. Yeah, I can see now that you really did put a ton of effort into streamlining your installation of Windows.

Well, at least that dock is gone.
Ya its an ongoing process lol With just this thread open in FF WMP going and AVG doing its thing in the background im down to 1.08gb of memory usage

Although 1 tab open in FF usually only happens when i first run it and even then not always lol
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Ya its an ongoing process lol With just this thread open in FF WMP going and AVG doing its thing in the background im down to 1.08gb of memory usage

Although 1 tab open in FF usually only happens when i first run it and even then not always lol
Whoa. So how many processes is Task Manager saying are running?
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Whoa. So how many processes is Task Manager saying are running?
currently im at 50 processes and using 1.02gb of memory

*edit* forgot to mention im using the aero effects as well
Edited by racer86 - 5/3/11 at 10:44pm
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currently im at 50 processes and using 1.02gb of memory

*edit* forgot to mention im using the aero effects as well
Whoa.

So how many processes are there on a fresh start of Windows (that is, before opening anything but the Task Manager)?
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