Browsers forum: Is it just me or is Firefox a CPU hog?

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) May 21, 2010 11:38 AM PDT

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Is it just me or is Firefox a CPU hog?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 5/21/10 11:38 AM

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Is it just me or is Firefox a CPU hog?


On the widely discussed 100 percent CPU usage problem on Windows OS, I have the same problem and it seems to be caused by the use of Firefox. When everything slows down to crawl, I check the Windows task manager and it shows Firefox's use of the CPU is at a very high rate-180K-220K, so I do an "end process" on Firefox and it knocks me off the Internet, and everything returns to back to normal. I tried uninstalling Firefox and reinstalling it, but no changes at all. Ive contacted Firefox for help, but no response from them. Is this the way Firefox is? Any ideas on how I can correct this? Or is Firefox simply a resource hog and theres nothing I can do about it on my end? Thanks.

--Submitted by Jim L.

Here are some featured member answers to get you started, but
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Firefox is a hog --Submitted by caskater4
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6620_102-0.html?messageID=3308520#3308520

Memory hog fix --Submitted by Newbeak60
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6620_102-0.html?messageID=3308467#3308467

Firefox CPU problem --Submitted by pkv197
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6620_102-0.html?messageID=3308502#3308502

Firefox is a RAM hog, not a CPU hog --Submitted by JonathansToolBar&Grill
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6620_102-0.html?messageID=3308669#3308669

It depend on what is displayed --Submitted by Alain Martel1
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6620_102-0.html?messageID=3309097#3309097

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