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As the title says firefox is causing lag. My cpu usage doesn't seem to go past 55% and my ram usage is at around 1.8gb with firefox on.

I reinstalled my computer a few days ago when I got my SSD and installed firefox 7 at first I thought it was a little sluggish but turned on my computer the next day and it was fast. Turned on the computer the day after and opened firefox and it was like I was using a computer with a 500mhz processor everything just slowed down my cpu usage jumps to 100% some times and ram still stays at 1.8gb.

If I try to open one page my computer will be unresponsive except for being able to move the mouse still. If I play music or watch a video while loading a page it doesn't effect ether of the two, they just run normally.

The only add ons I have are adblock plus, session manager and the standard adobe reader, flash and java.

Sometimes it runs fine surprisingly but most of the time it runs badly.

I don't really want to use google chrome as I can't stand the layout of things in it so if anyone can help I would be grateful.
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Does the lag only happen when you installed on the SSD? Your motherboard is set to AHCI, latest Intel chipset drivers, and TRIM is enabled in Windows, correct? Have you tried temporarily installing firefox on the hard drive?

Also does the lag only occur when opening pages with Flash? Try uninstalling and reinstalling the latest Flash.

Are your drives in good shape? I had filesystem errors on a storage hard drive that caused freezes on the entire computer before. Fixed it by zero writing the free space with CCleaner.
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Originally Posted by Riou;15171674 
Does the lag only happen when you installed on the SSD? Your motherboard is set to AHCI, latest Intel chipset drivers, and TRIM is enabled in Windows, correct? Have you tried temporarily installing firefox on the hard drive?

Also does the lag only occur when opening pages with Flash? Try uninstalling and reinstalling the latest Flash.

Are your drives in good shape? I had filesystem errors on a storage hard drive that caused freezes on the entire computer before. Fixed it by zero writing the free space with CCleaner.

There was no option for AHCI in my bios even with it fully updated but I heard some where that my chipset is compatible with it so I'm stuck with IDE mode at the moment.

I haven't tried installing firefox on another hard drive but I could try that even though I don't really want to cause of all the bookmarks and such I have.

I've already tried uninstalling and reinstalling flash but that did nothing at all.

I've got firefox installed on my ssd but I'm pretty sure my hdds are still healthy since the last time I checked there health they where like 98% out of 100.
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Ok I've tried reinstalling on another HDD results where the same. Changed network.http.max-connections to 48 instead of 256, It worked for 2 pages then started again.
I down graded to firefox 6 and it's still the same even after wiping all traces of firefox from my system, So now I'm absolutely stumped on what is wrong. Pages take about 15-30 seconds to load plus freezes at the same time, while on another system I put together for my father it runs perfectly and loads pages in a second on the same internet connection.
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Disable hardware acceleration? That stopped lag for me but idk about the long load times...maybe your nic?
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Originally Posted by SeanWebster;15185208 
Disable hardware acceleration? That stopped lag for me but idk about the long load times...maybe your nic?

Forgot to mention I tried disabling that but it just made it worse in some things.
This may sound like a stupid question but what is nic?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaxlb;15185228 
Forgot to mention I tried disabling that but it just made it worse in some things.
This may sound like a stupid question but what is nic?

Sorry then, I have no idea...run ccleaner? lol

NIC = Network Interface Controller. smile.gif
post #8 of 11
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Oh I see.
I just worked something out and that is it's not just firefox that has problems, I just tried google chrome and IE8 and they are all doing the same thing so something is wrong with my rig itself. I'll try reinstalling my internet drivers and see if that does anything.
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Ooh, we may be on to something! smile.gif
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Hmm I disabled Sandbox security in my firewall which is comodo firewall and now pages seem to be loading faster and I don't see any lag at the moment so time can only tell.
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