Firefox 3.5 CPU usage

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  1. TheBoss84

    TheBoss84 Maha Guru

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    I just tested Firefox and i t does seem to be much snapier and faster than IE8, but what i did notice was ridiculously high Cpu usage. It was around 22% to 25% which is incredibly high in my opinion.

    Are you getting the same experience. Which is in your opinion the best browser all around?
     
  2. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    It's probably Adblock Plus if you have that installed, as that uses quite a bit of horsepower to run. Stock firefox uses 3% of my CPU.
     
  3. Stingray

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    Running FF 3.5.6 no issue like you are describing. CPU usage rarely goes above 1%
     
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    I use adblock plus and it never goes over 8%
     

  5. TheBoss84

    TheBoss84 Maha Guru

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    Well yeah, thanks for the feedback. Apparently it is a facebook app that drives my CPU crazy with firefox its running pretty normal right now. Ill try uninstalling adblocker though. Thanks for the suggestion.:)
     
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    Facebook used to be superlight on the CPU. Ever since they exploded and added the newsfeed it got heavy on the CPU. I believe its all the scripts and ajax they're running. I have an old 1Ghz PIII I use to tune my car on and periodically I'll pull up a webpage or two. Facebook will peg the CPU to 100% immediately.
     
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    right...... :3eyes:

    op, nab flashblock, and prune your adblock profile back to the eastlist subscription.
     
  8. Squall Leonhart

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    Facebook chat is the cpu intensive portion, it constantly eats around 4-15%.
     
  9. FlawleZ

    FlawleZ Ancient Guru

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    Yeah that's ridiculous. Its a simple social media networking website. Its an internet page for crying out loud. NO reason their code should be that bloated. It's more CPU intensive than some games. :3eyes:
     
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    Thats why I use Opera 10!
     

  11. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    By "hard to run" I mean that it uses quite a bit more memory than stock firefox. It's not like I have issues running it lol
     
  12. AlecRyben

    AlecRyben Ancient Guru

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    Switched to Chrome and I couldn't be happier... it's so snappy fast and responsive on all sites, not only on Facebook.
    I hope the Adblock, Flashblock and DownThemAll plugins will be ported over to Chrome soon, so I can get rid of Firefox altogether.
    Opera seems to lag in Facebook as well, slow and sluggish.
     
  13. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    On my work PC, Firefox 3.5 is a resource and CPU hog but then this machine only has a single-core CPU. On my home machine with a quad-core i7 and 6 GB of memory even Firefox has trouble bringing that combo to its knees!!! :D

    Although I use Firefox 3.5 more out of habit, Safari 4.0 is a very nice browser IMO with very fast page loading times... almost as fast as Chrome but without its annoying right-hand side menus and clumsy download manager. Opera 10 is also great and fast but I find that, like Internet Explorer 8, it doesn't always show web pages correctly on my system.
     

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