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    FireFox using to much memory

    k, I use firefox annd lately my pc has been extremely slow.... i dunno if its all the porn or what but when i look in task manager my firefox is currently using 247,000 k and its been up to over 300,000 sometimes....it use to run around 20,000 k .... wtf is going on? its dramatically slowin down my computers performance... ive run several spyware check programs and virus checks.. i dont kno whats goin on.. hopefully someone can help? or maybe its time to start usin a new browser? whats yalls favs? cant use IE it crashed along time ago and it hasnt worked since... i guess it sounds like i need a new laptop lol but anywayz any help is appreciated

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    Mozilla/Firefox Using Too Much Memory?

    I love Firefox. Even though it uses hundreds of megabytes of memory at times, I still use it. A feature that Firefox employs is the pre-caching of pages that you might visit which translates to massive memory usage. This feature would have been great in 1999 when everyone was using a 56k modem. Now, that feature is pretty useless for everyone using a broadband connection. The pre-caching just looks at the web page youíre viewing and downloads some of the content linked to the current page. Itís trying to guess which links youíll click on so that the pages will load faster. Again, a great ideaÖ in 1999. This problem really shows its ugly head when youíre using tabs ó especially if you use as many tabs as I do!

    Luckily, there is an easy way to change the setting in Firefox (and Mozilla) that disables pre-caching. Open up a Firefox window and type about:config and hit Enter. This will show the Firefox configuration screen. In the Filter field type max_total and the option for browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers will appear. The default setting is -1 (meaning infinite). Change that to zero. Ta-da, pre-caching is disabled! You wonít notice a slow down if youíre using broadband (I didnít) but you will see Firefox using less memory.

    http://fairlyrealistic.com/2006/02/2...o-much-memory/

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    camn i knew i should have just put this in the ask DSM anything thread. its runnin at 82,000 now! still seems high to me but i can already tell the difference. Much love DSM much love

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTenderloin View Post
    camn i knew i should have just put this in the ask DSM anything thread. its runnin at 82,000 now! still seems high to me but i can already tell the difference. Much love DSM much love
    I have noticed when i open mutli taps which i do often my memory spikes like crazy . This little trick has helped me.

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    Think yourself like I just checked and I am using 500 Meg of memory, but I am downloading porn :-)

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    mines at 150mb, but with 3 windows and a few tabs on each. even when i was car shopping and had 20 tabs open it still wasn't any slower. you could always get more ram for like $20 too

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