Memory usage

@Anchopy (1453)
Paraguay
August 18, 2008 2:34pm CST
Hi everyone, I'm wondering.. why does firefox uses so much memory? I noted recently that in a normal session the usage climbs up to 200MB and greater... could themes or extensions reduce the usage? or is a firefox issue? What do you pleople think?
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2 responses
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
Have you updated to Firefox 3? It uses less ram. I have downloaded just yeaterday and I'm using firefox right now and it runs smooth.
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
firefox 3..thanks for the tip! i use version 2 and it uses up quite a lot of memory. i don't even have many add-ons.
@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
22 Aug 08
thanks for the reply.. I used once and the 3 version give more problems that solutions, so I went back to 2 version.. but, I will try again now..
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@know21 (1251)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Have you checked your extensions. One of these softwares could be using up a lot of memory. Firefox 3 also uses less memory.
@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
18 Aug 08
I've tried to disable the extensions but still I have memory usage high.. these extensions are installed: Rikaichan Japanese Translator, DownloadthemAll, Orkut Toolbar, DownloadHelper, IE Tab Bar and wmlbrowser.. none of them seems to increase memory because I started firefox in safe mode without one of them..
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