Originally Posted by kevindd992002
No common denominator between the systems, they have exactly different components and a variation of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. This makes it harder to troubleshoot but I can replicate the same exact issue when Tweaktown articles and heavy flash-based websites are opened.
Tried disabling flash/silverlight/java and just trying a full blank run? Tried running ublock? I just opened 10 tabs of tweaktown without abnormal memory usage and have been looking to see whats going on under the hood. ublock is blocking 22-28 urls per page for ad content. Something advertising related could be getting caught up on it.
Also flash is constantly being worked on and modified. I'm running the latest 64bit beta from adobe labs, march 11th as of this post (http://labsdownload.adobe.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/flashplayer17_install_win_pi.exe
). The older versions tend to cause a lot of trouble for me, mostly through youtube.
Additionally consider disabling Ghostery if you're running it. A lot of issues have been reported lately in regards to the last couple of updates of the addon, pages loading incorrectly, incorrect formatting, memory leaks and insane cpu usage being on the list.
EDIT: Ha. I just disabled ublock and reloaded 10 tabs in tweaktown to see if its the ads. It's the ads. http://i.imgur.com/HP0Tvwp.png
It just kept loading and loading and loading non stop. Waterfox downloaded 700mb over my connection before it started to slow down, but at that stage the program was getting crazy unstable. I attempted to write a reply here but lost it when it finally crashed.
The advertising on the site is complete ****. A single page constantly refreshes each add and seemingly keeps it all in memory. I like tweaktown and all, but their advertising partner is destroying the site.
Additionally I tried it again with firefox and chrome with the same issue. Firefox acts like waterfox and seems to start panicking when all the flash players start loading in the background. Chrome handles the flash very well in terms of CPU usage (pepperflash is quite optimized compared to adobe's NPAPI plugin), however chrome's memory usage was skyrocketting as well. 5 Tabs, no addons saw 2500mb ram across all the open exes, and they were all constantly refreshing and downloading.
All in all, an interesting way to burn through 1gb of my internet quota.Edited by Morphello - 3/11/15 at 5:55pm