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post #11 of 20
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Chrome is king, fast, advanced and very easy to use so suck it up sister and use it wink.gif
jk did you uninstall and then reinstall it?
Yes its got nothing do with windows or reinstalling i tried everliving lol i think its firefox not working with my cpu or something like that.
post #12 of 20
You may want to try installing a portable version of Firefox with a brand new profile. Portable apps write only to their own app folder, so nothing conflicts with other installs on the computer.

That way you could test if it's Firefox itself, or some settings that got messed up along the way. I've experienced various frustrating issues when I re-configured Firefox for a new build using the exact same profile, and a couple of settings files somehow managed to make certain functions unsuable. A clean profile is the best way to test this, then bit by bit targeting what the cause was - in my case some pref files.
post #13 of 20
Hmm it certainly is an odd one and I think you are right it certainly does have something to do with Firefox thinking.gif

I assume you have the 64bit version of Firefox installed. Also have you checked your firewall settings? Try disabling them temporarily and try that. smile.gif
post #14 of 20
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Hmm it certainly is an odd one and I think you are right it certainly does have something to do with Firefox thinking.gif

I assume you have the 64bit version of Firefox installed. Also have you checked your firewall settings? Try disabling them temporarily and try that. smile.gif
This is a clean install i dont got any fancy firewall ill try it but i dont see how that would affect firefox.

If i knew a way to capture my screen i would show you watch happens exactly.
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by Coreda View Post

You may want to try installing a portable version of Firefox with a brand new profile. Portable apps write only to their own app folder, so nothing conflicts with other installs on the computer.

That way you could test if it's Firefox itself, or some settings that got messed up along the way. I've experienced various frustrating issues when I re-configured Firefox for a new build using the exact same profile, and a couple of settings files somehow managed to make certain functions unsuable. A clean profile is the best way to test this, then bit by bit targeting what the cause was - in my case some pref files.
Tried same thing and speed.
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by bcooper21 View Post

This is a clean install i dont got any fancy firewall ill try it but i dont see how that would affect firefox.

If i knew a way to capture my screen i would show you watch happens exactly.

Win7 has its own firewall built in which has been know to conflict with Firefox before now
post #17 of 20
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Tried it same thing...

Any way thanks for trying help everyone im going bed now.
post #18 of 20
I was chatting to a lad here at work who said he had the same issue he tried running it in compatibility mode and it fixed the problem for him so there is always that.

There have also been some issues apparently with some extension for FF but as its a clean install I doubt that will be it. That's all I have left I hope you find a fix for it try the compatibility mode see if that works for you smile.gif

Good Luck thumb.gif
post #19 of 20
You could try a few things on Firefox to troubleshoot. I think we all agree it's something wrong with the configuration, not the browser itself, so if the problem is in FF only (and not in any other network-related app) you could tweak FF to see what went wrong. My 2 cents: IE isn't an option unless you really have no choice.
*disable hardware acceleration
*disable checking if default browser at every start
*increase cache size to 64MB or more
*look at plugins
*check CPU clock speeds when doing similar tasks on IE (that works) and FF (that is slow). Maybe IE pumps clock speeds faster, so FF needs to deal with a slower CPU. That is more a BIOS / OS problem
*it could also be a DPC latency problem on the new PC to which FF is more sensitive than other browsers; the BIOS may have some settings to deal with that

This is more damage limitation, but I would take dataram's ramdrive software and create a 128MB Ramdrive and move the FF cache there. This would drastically reduce disk access times to which FF could be more sensitive.

Cheers
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post #20 of 20
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Well i tested cpu usage and when i search on opera instantly uses cpu and uses 8% Firefox there is a delay. It used around 1-2% then randomly junmps to 6% when it finally loads slowly.

I dont think its anything else but ff since nothing else is slow for me.
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