Does firefox eat your memory?

Bulgaria
September 17, 2010 11:20am CST
Recently when i have looked at firefox in the taskmanager, i have notied it is using 500-700mb of RAM. On some occasions it has grown past 2 gig!. Looks like a massive memory leek. Is anybody else experiencing this?
5 responses
• India
28 Apr 11
just upgrade you firefox and frankly saying this just aint possible ... unless youre using a few thousand tabs ...!
@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
26 Oct 10
no firefox doesn't eat so much memory in reality yu can configure this settings and so you cna put less memory that you noticed in your post without problems!
@slovenc1 (2091)
• Slovenia
25 Oct 10
Where did you get that info? Doesn't eat that much ram unless you have like 100 tabs opened but it does eat 80% of cpu in my pc from time to time. If you got the info in task bar that's different unit. Anyway this link will help you if you're interested http://kb.mozillazine.org/Memory_Leak
@Sidoghosh (174)
• India
18 Sep 10
It depends on the application you are running on firefox for example you are watching videos on Youtube then the CPU utilization shoots up including the RAM b'cause it is storing temp files and updating your PC's cache memory side by side.Therefore the more the RAM and more the CPU cores the better off you PC would be,because parallel processing does eat a lot of memory.
@darkbox (67)
17 Sep 10
No not really you can even change or configure firefox to used less memory so that it will loads much faster. :D