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Firefox uses that much RAM on purpose. The increase in RAM usage actually helps with its performance.
    
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Whoa.

So how many processes are there on a fresh start of Windows (that is, before opening anything but the Task Manager)?
Ok so on a fresh restart after everything is loaded im at 47 services actually im at 39 if you knock off the 8 or so services that AVG uses. Its also only using 884mb of memory idle with nothing up except for as usual AVG doin its thing
Edited by racer86 - 5/4/11 at 7:39am
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must be mem leak, this happened to me the other night and brought sigrig to its knees..

used up like 2.2 gb

I'm sure they'll clear this up soon
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Open Firefox and enter about config click ok to in here be Dangerous,

about:config (in FF4)
In the Filter box Type Memory
you should have two options for memory usage

browser.cache.memory.enable;true
And
places.database.cache_to_memory_percentage;6

Leave
browser.cache.memory.enable;true
Change
places.database.cache_to_memory_percentage;2

Then Type in to the Filter Bar Prefetch Double click it and it should change to False from True

Restart firefox and see if that slows usage down a bit,

You could also Disable Superfetch in windows 7 aswell as indexing.
Edited by macca_dj - 5/4/11 at 8:09am
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macca_dj: What does this do exactly? I'm interested in adding to my "Optimizing Firefox" article
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phhht. harden up guys.
Lol so not the point that's like me saying you people need to open more tabs because I have 150 open which I do lol along with 11 add-ons and 4 plug-ins.


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macca_dj: What does this do exactly? I'm interested in adding to my "Optimizing Firefox" article
good question.

Anyways just curious but have you tried Opera? I'd ask about Safari but I only use it for website testing not general use because it's unsafe.
Edited by phazer11 - 5/4/11 at 4:41pm
     
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Firefox is currently using about 2.2GB of RAM on my system (1.5 for the main process, about 700MB for the plugin container).

I've seen it use 5 gigs.
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With 6 GB of ram... you gotta make use of it somehow lol
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Mine's hit 5 GB before as well but I open alot more tabs than I have open now...
Anyways OP have you ever tried linux? I don't know how technical you want to get but Arch Linux only uses about a max of 128mb for the OS (extremely fast compared to windows) last I checked the way I had it configured.
     
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Mine's hit 5 GB before as well but I open alot more tabs than I have open now...
Anyways OP have you ever tried linux? I don't know how technical you want to get but Arch Linux only uses about a max of 128mb for the OS (extremely fast compared to windows) last I checked the way I had it configured.
Ya im currently dual booting Mint along side windows 7 pro I like mint but for some reasion my laptop runs hotter than it does in windows. i actually realy enjoy linux id use it more if my laptop didnt get so hot. I cant say I have ever tried Arch Linux. I may have to look into it. I dont mind getting technical. I kind of enjoy the challenge of making it work

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Originally Posted by phazer11 View Post
Lol so not the point that's like me saying you people need to open more tabs because I have 150 open which I do lol along with 11 add-ons and 4 plug-ins.

good question.

Anyways just curious but have you tried Opera? I'd ask about Safari but I only use it for website testing not general use because it's unsafe.
You know I cant say I ever have tried Opera.
Edited by racer86 - 5/4/11 at 6:18pm
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