Why does firefox take up so much RAM?

@pandu89 (350)
Canada
November 18, 2006 10:13am CST
can I decrease how much it uses?
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@mvsrao (4367)
• India
18 Nov 06
Firefox by itself does not take much of RAM . some of its extensions may be taking a little more RAM . one can disable the unnecessary extensions . And one may use fasterfox extension which tweaks some settings in Firefox !
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@sonluci (63)
• India
20 Feb 07
no firefox does not take more RAM .it is the fastest than all other.
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• Malaysia
20 Feb 07
oh i am afraid it does in some case even to 100 MB, it doesn't release the meomory that it in longer uses, if u turn of your PC or restart it everytime u won't notice it cause the whole RAM gets erased during the process visit for more info on that, but there is a fix for it no worries, but i still say the best Browser is Opera no problem so far and it has so many features. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Memory_Leak
• Italy
23 Nov 06
cause open in a window a lot of webpages
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• India
18 Nov 06
for better function.
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• Malaysia
19 Feb 07
if i am not mistaken FireFox has a meomory leakage, when u watch videos for e.g. on youtube it doesn't erase it after u close the page and it stays on the RAM, they fixed the problem by releasing a update, i think that is what the problem is , if u want to a great browser u should try Opera it is the best i have seen better than firefox in my opinion