Firefox slowing down my computer

April 13, 2007 at 15:15:48
Specs: XP Pro, AMD +3800/2 gigs

I've been having problems with my Firefox browser slowing down my computer significantly and it has gotten worse recently. Every time I go and use the browser and have it open for a while and use multiple tabs, it eventually starts consuming my computers resources and slowing everything down to the point where it is unbearable. It consumes a great deal of my memory and I have 2 gigs of memory. It also will at times consume all my cpu cycles. What is going on here?

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April 13, 2007 at 15:59:52

Are you saying, the version of IE you have installed is normal & FF is slow?

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April 13, 2007 at 17:09:09

You could download and try the Opera browser.

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April 13, 2007 at 18:28:45

Before blaming Firefox suggest minimise your open windows then right click your Desktop Taskbar |Taskmanager |Processes and find out what is consuming CPU . I have a Microtek Scanner that uses SDII.exe which has a bug that uses 100% CPU erratically and slows down the computer.

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April 13, 2007 at 19:02:00

I already checked that. I referred to that in my post. I mentioned that Firefox was consuming a large portion of my memory and was up to about 100% on the cpu cycles. I saw that in the Task Manager. Firefox is doing this to me all the time now if I have the browser open for a while. I don't know if it is an issue with the browser or something else.

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April 13, 2007 at 19:49:20

Have a look at

Some plugins and web sites can be a problem

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April 14, 2007 at 07:55:22

That link is from 2004.
Do you have the latest version of Firefox?
I would do a clean install, this means uninstall Firefox, delete the C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Mozilla folder, then reinstall. Make sure you back up your bookmarks before you do this, cause it will erase them. You can backup your bookmarks to a file with the bookmark manager > file > export.

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April 14, 2007 at 12:10:34

And by the by, What does all this have to do with XP issues??


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