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Firefox Memory Hungry?

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All I have open is an Overclock.net page and the chat. Why is firefox using 129mb of memory?
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There is no definititive answer, even the devs admit it... some people experience it, some dont... most of the time tho, its because youre using something that firefox just doesnt like, which includes flash, java, etc.

check around www.neowin.net , theres an official thread regarding memory leaks... a big reason for memory "leaks" so far is because firefox keeps a cache of your recently opened tabs/ sites so your ram is filled with pics, sites, etc.
 

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I set it so that a number of websites that I visited is stored in the ram instead of the hard drive.
So it should be hoggin a lot.
But I only have 44mb.
So something is wrong?

And when I have like 5 pages open its only at 55mb.
 

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yeah, some people experience it and some dont... the memory "leak" is one of the hardest bugs to track for the devs simply because its so difficult to reproduce... :/
 

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I don't know for sure but I've always heard that the leak occurs mainly when you open multiple instances of the browser. If you keep one window (with or without multiple tabs) it's supposed to not leak as badly. As always, YMMV.
 

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Originally Posted by thenut

yeah, some people experience it and some dont... the memory "leak" is one of the hardest bugs to track for the devs simply because its so difficult to reproduce... :/

Really?? I have no problem producing them in C++
 
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