Flash Player 10 memory leak!!

Dell / INSPIRON 6400
December 8, 2008 at 16:16:40
Specs: Windows Vista, 2GB
Hello guys,

I will try to provide as much information as I can. I have been having this problems for a long time now.

Basically, If I'm watching YouTube flash videos online, first couple videos will ran normally. After that... my computer will slow down... browser's CPU/Memory usage goes up. I believe after I close the first few videos, the resources are not being released by the graphics card. Thus this resource usage will pile up and then eventually my computer becomes very slow that I had to close my browser. I have to close my browsers for the graphics card to release those resources and then my computer will be normal. However, If I start to watch flash videos again, resource will keep piling up again and then I have to restart my browser again. Usually, after I watch maybe 3 or 4 videos... the memory/CPU gets pretty high and my computer becomes slow... then i have to restart my browser.

It is not only in Firefox, I tried with Internet Explorer too, it is the same thing.

I even reinstalled my Windows Vista and it would not fix the problem.

I did not have this problem on Windows XP. My other computer did not have this problem

My graphics card is Ati Mobility Radeon X1400.

I tried with the default Microsoft VGA driver, the problem is still there. I tried it with a driver from Dell, it is same thing...

Any ideas???

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December 8, 2008 at 16:18:25
Just one more thing... I was using Flash Player 9 before and the problem was there. After upgrading to flash player 10, the problem is still there

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December 23, 2008 at 00:51:47
When you open Task Manager and click Processes Tab, do you see an abnormal increase in Memory Usage of any program or process in the order of 100,000 K or more ?

If your answer is yes, which program or process ?



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December 23, 2008 at 09:36:35
it's either Firefox or Internet Explorer that increases in memory usage and CPU usage. If I use Firefox to view the videos, then Firefox's process increases in memory and CPU. If I use Internet Explorer to view the videos, then Internet Explorer's process increases in memory and CPU. So as you can see, it's not the browser issue.

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December 28, 2008 at 08:20:57
I'll be following this thread as I've the exact same thing happening to me as well. I've even gone as far as pulling out and re-snapping my RAM cards, still no dice.

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March 3, 2009 at 06:47:51
No resolution to this issue? I'm having the same problem. IE grows up to 1 GB and higher and has to be shut down. It seems that certain websites or uses trigger it. My son uses WebKinz and/or watches YouTube and it starts growing. Once it starts, nothing has to happen but it will just sit there and grow eating more and more RAM slowing everything down. I've run multiple virus and spyware checkers and the system is clean and up to date on all Windows Vista patches.

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