Firefox 3 – Uses Huge amounts of Ram and is slow – Solutions

I love Firefox heck who doest with the fantastic features it has but Firefox 3 is so slow it seems to take ages compared to FireFox 2 and really its just not good enough. Ive tried everything to get it work a bit better, made a new profile etc and did some searching for a solution.

It also seems that Firefox uses a huge amount of ram up to 400mb of ram on my PC and thats not unique according to the searches ive done. Ive found an addon that seems to reduce the crazy amount of ram that Firefox Uses;

AFOM – Memory Recovery & Retention For Firefox
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11922

Im using this addon at the moment and it does seem to work even for the latest FireFox version. There are other Tweeks and solutions on the problem and ive listed some of them below.

  1. Firefox Running Slow? Make It Fast Again Without Re-Installation
  2. Is Firefox slow for you? Here’s some tips to try which might speed it up
  3. Firefox slow? Limit history size for speed improvement
  4. This May Help Your Firefox Memory Leak

This page comes up with a FireFox tweek that ive not yet tested but it might just do the trick;

This little fix will move Firefox to your hard drive when you minimize it, and as a result it will take up less than 10MB of memory while minimized. So far, from my experiences with using this today, when you maximize Firefox it will obviously increase the memory usage. However, it does not seem to go back up to the insane amount that it was at before minimizing it. For example, Firefox was at 180MB of memory usage and then I minimized it and after a few seconds I maximized it. After maximizing it and continuing on my routine business it appeared to only have gone up to 60MB. This seems to be a good solution for me right now since I frequently maximize and minimize Firefox anyways.

  • Open Firefox and go to the Address Bar. Type in about:config and then press Enter.
  • Right Click in the page and select New -> Boolean.
  • In the box that pops up enter config.trim_on_minimize. Press Enter.
  • Now select True and then press Enter.
  • Restart Firefox.
  • Ableton Music Some of the Tunes of made

    Ableton Live 8 is such a great software program for making music, ive been messing around with it over the easter holidays and a made a few new songs. Nne of them are any good and were all made from scratch i thought id upload them for anyone to listen to.

    Ive been following tutorials from SonicAcademy.com and have been trying to make a Trance /Dance tune and of course its not easy. But its fun and something i can improve on i guess.

    None of these songs contain any copyrighted samples as they were all made by me. None of the tunes have been named so the names are bit random.

    1. [wpaudio url=”http://www.irishbloke.net/abletonmp3s/firsttracka.mp3″ text=”DJ Gerry – First Track” dl=”0″]
    2. [wpaudio url=”http://www.irishbloke.net/abletonmp3s/fiftsong.mp3″ text=”DJ Gerry – fifth song” dl=”0″]
    3. [wpaudio url=”http://www.irishbloke.net/abletonmp3s/second song.mp3″ text=”DJ Gerry – Second Song” dl=”0″]
    4. [wpaudio url=”http://www.irishbloke.net/abletonmp3s/27 march new track.mp3″ text=”DJ Gerry – 27 March” dl=”0″]
    5. [wpaudio url=”http://www.irishbloke.net/abletonmp3s/new track mar2010 vers2.mp3″ text=”DJ Gerry – New Track March 2010″ dl=”0″]
    6. [wpaudio url=”http://www.irishbloke.net/abletonmp3s/1 april.mp3″ text=”DJ Gerry – 1april” dl=”0″]
    7. [wpaudio url=”http://www.irishbloke.net/abletonmp3s/4april2010 – i lost you.mp3″ text=”DJ Gerry – i lost you” dl=”0″]

    10 Minutes Of staring at Boobs A Day Is Good For You

    A study by German scientists showed that 10 minutes a day of ogling women’s breasts by men was as good at warding off heart disease, high blood pressure and stress as 30 minutes of aerobic exercise.
    The five-year study conducted by Dr. Karen Weatherby, followed 200 men. Those who partook in boob ogling for just 10 minutes a day enjoyed benefits equal to those of 30 minutes of grunting, groaning, sweating and doing push-ups at the gym. Weatherby found that a mere 10-minutes of staring at well-endowed females is roughly the equivalent of a 30-minute aerobics workout, because sexual excitement gets the heart pumping and improves circulation.

    “There is no question that gazing at breast makes men healthier,” Weatherby said.

    She added:

    “Our study indicates that engaging in this activity a few minutes daily cuts the risk of a stroke and a heart attack in half. We believe that by doing so consistently, the average man can extend his life four to five years.”

    The catch: The oglee had to be well-endowed. What the article didn’t say was if the breasts had to be bared, or how many men got a good face-slapping.

    Whats the Best Anti-Virus / Firewall? Both Paid and Free?

    Ive been using Avast 4.8 as my Anti-Virus program for about 4-5 years now and its been quite good however it does seem to have the strange habbit of reporting false postives once in a while which can be very annoying which left me wondering is there a better Anti-Virus out there thats Free.

    Ive been using Comodo Firewall for about the same time too and its very good but it can be annoying to set up which again leads to the question is there a good All in One solution thats not “Norton” which i detest and slows your PC Down way too much.

    Free Anti-Virus:

    Avast:
    After Avast failed me and let in a nasty virus on a USB Stick i use at college and let some bastard hack my world of warcraft account it was time to change Anti-Virus and Firewall Software. So i changed from Windows Vista 64 bit to Windows 7 64 Bit and started using ESET Smart Security and as soon as i plugged in my USB stick ESET Smart Security detected and deleted the Virus. It gave great detail on the virus on what accounts it does etc and it soom became clear that this was the bugger that let my World of Warcraft (inactive) Account get hacked.

    Avast 5:
    Avast have updated there anti-virus and now you can both a firewall and anti-virus. The Anti-Virus solution is free while you will need to pay for the AV and Firewall. It seems a lot better than it use to be the user-interface is a lot clearer and you can find all the settings you need to change.

    AVG:
    Ive never tried AVG but its the one people always reccommend when i ask whats the best free Anti-Virus software out there.

    Microsoft Security Essentials:
    As recommended by a commentor is also Free, ive never heard of it but it seems to be excellent.

    Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

    Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

    Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.

    Paid Anti-Virus:

    ESET Smart Security:
    This is one of those All-in-one prodcuts that has a firewall and Anti-Virus it Seems a very good product but its not free buy you can get a 30 day trial and if your a student you can get at a student rate.

    Id recommend it as you hardly know its there and it deletes any viruses it finds and the firewall is very non-intrusive . Ive bought this software at the student rate and its well worth the money. You can get it cheap if your a student which is great.


    Bioshock 2 PC Version Plagued with problems

    Bioshock 2 has been a real dispointment for me, the huge problems with Games For Windows Live causing crashes when you start the game. This has ruined the game for me.  Spent more time trying to fix the game than play it.

    Thats not to say that its a bad game but on the PC is just not the game it should be, too many problems with Games For Windows Live and loading problems make it not work playing.

    • The long long long load times.
    • Crap support and rubbish patches.
    • The graphics look dated or something not as good as you would expect for the PC Version.
    • Complete waste of money and time.
    • Games for Windows Live keeps crashing the game very common issue

    A quick visit to the steam forums and youll see the nightmare this game is get it for the Xbox or PS3 cause the PC Version is a terrable waste of time and money.