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Actually I'm not sure if the memory cache has that big an impact
places.database.cache_to_memory_percentage;2 is, if I assume correctly, setting memory cache max to 2%. Firefox on my desktop, with its godly amounts of RAM, issues only 32MB to this cache according to CacheStatus addon. It's not really being used much either.

Once again, I am using Firefox 4 with 60+ addons on a system with 512MB DDR2 RAM and it works flawlessly. This leads me to further believe an earlier thesis I had that Firefox is very RAM-adaptive. Where systems have more RAM, it will use that RAM, in trade for a speed benefit. But it can also work well on systems with little RAM.
I regularly load up Firefox 4 portable with my 60+ addons profile on school computers with P4s and 512MB RAM, it's pretty darned slow due to the P4 but I never get freezeups that result from too much memory being used and the rest being written to pagefile
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Actually I'm not sure if the memory cache has that big an impact
places.database.cache_to_memory_percentage;2 is, if I assume correctly, setting memory cache max to 2%. Firefox on my desktop, with its godly amounts of RAM, issues only 32MB to this cache according to CacheStatus addon. It's not really being used much either.

Once again, I am using Firefox 4 with 60+ addons on a system with 512MB DDR2 RAM and it works flawlessly. This leads me to further believe an earlier thesis I had that Firefox is very RAM-adaptive. Where systems have more RAM, it will use that RAM, in trade for a speed benefit. But it can also work well on systems with little RAM.
I regularly load up Firefox 4 portable with my 60+ addons profile on school computers with P4s and 512MB RAM, it's pretty darned slow due to the P4 but I never get freezeups that result from too much memory being used and the rest being written to pagefile
Hmm thats pretty interesting. It would be pretty cool if FF throttled its memory usage depending on the amount of ram in your system.

Shame it dosnt actively do this depending on the amount of ram in use or needed at any particular point
post #53 of 57
I've always had problems with chrome than firefox...I am currently reading an ebook(well have 10 of them open)online using firefox 4.0.1 and also have ocn on and only using 650 megs of memory. I never really liked firefox 3.6 because it was very choppy.
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Hmm thats pretty interesting. It would be pretty cool if FF throttled its memory usage depending on the amount of ram in your system.

Shame it dosnt actively do this depending on the amount of ram in use or needed at any particular point
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Yes, that is what Firefox does.
ok thats pretty cool
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I'm using Firefox right now on my 512MB DDR2 laptop
Firefox's usage is 205MB on 8-9 tabs. Total RAM usage is 318MB/512MB from all apps open (Firefox and Emesene messenger and a few others) Some 16MB I think is dedicated to memory cache on this machine. Because the disk is slow @ 4200RPM, there is no disk cache. 63 addons are enabled. My browsing experience is still quite flawless on this machine. So yes, Firefox definitely adapts. This is on Linux Ubuntu though, not Windows.
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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
Damn, that's a bit impressive. I mean our memory usage is about the same once we get going, but yet I only have about 30-32 processes on a fresh start with about 650 MB of memory used as well. The reason why I said "30-32" I've seen it at 30 and 31, although it's usually 32 (but 31 is relatively common too).

Actually, I think you have less memory usage than I do once you get going with your usual routine. When you told me that only 1.02 GB were being used, I was looking at like 1.3 GB. hehe
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