NHL.com very slow on firefox, fast on IE

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  1. chazly413

    chazly413 Maha Guru

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    So I've had this problem for a while now where NHL.com runs very slow on my firefox for some reason. By slow I mean there are a few dynamic elements on the website and when they transition, my browser all but freezes up for a few moments; it's very annoying.

    So today I decide to start up IE and go to NHL.com and it runs smooth as glass. I'm not sure what other info I need to provide.. Any ideas? I don't think it's the flash as other flash websites run fine but I believe the lagging elements may be javascript. Also, for what it's worth, I did a fresh reinstall of Firefox today.
     
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    Same here. It's very clunky in Firefox 11 but runs much faster in Chrome, Opera, and Internet Explorer. It's a lot better if I run Firefox in safe mode (firefox -safe-mode). I tried disabling all extensions and it was still slow, so it must be some other setting. I haven't had time to narrow it down further. I'll let you know what I find.
     
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    have firefox run in ram instead of your hard drive.
     
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    ^This.

    Browser cache and TEMP files on a RAM Disk = win.

    I just bought a Pro licence of Primo RAMDisk a few days ago after using Dataram RAMDisk Free for as long as I can remember. The read and write speeds are a lot faster with Primo, and can definitely recommend it, if you've got the spare monies of course.

    Ordering another 6GB RAM this week. :nerd:
     

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    That doesn't make any sense. It wouldn't explain why nhl.com runs much better in other browers, as they use the disk too. Nor does disk cache activity have any noticeable effect on a modern PC. Nor does safe mode (in which nhl.com runs smoothly) do anything to the cache settings. I have an i7-2600K, and both the Firefox binaries and its cache are on an SSD.

    Like I said, I'll let the poster know when I track down the cause.
     
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    chazly, go to Options > Advanced, uncheck "Use hardware acceleration", and see if nhl.com runs better. That did the trick for me, though turning off acceleration shouldn't be necessary I still need to figure out why.
     
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    It definitely seems better, thanks! I'll let you know more about how it's working in a few days.
     
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    Just checking in. NHL.com is working fine and I have not noticed any ill effects with other websites. Thanks again!
     

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