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WHY does Firefox hang?
My computer! | 1/17/10 | EinNYC

Posted on 01/17/2010 6:55:54 PM PST by EinNYC

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To: Polynikes

Please look into OpenDNS.com. It’s free and has fast lookups.


61 posted on 01/17/2010 8:46:16 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: catnipman

No, not infinitely. At least not if you update things regularly!

I’m sitting around 2 weeks uptime, and I’ve had FF open at all times since the machine was last rebooted. There’s a definite minimum, but also a pretty definite maximum it never goes above under normal usage, before it releases some resources back.

I monitor fulltime as I’ve got a rather suspect video card fan (but the potential replacement is no prize either, so I’m staying with this one til it’s *dead*) and the app monitors temps, fan rpm, and resources. This has all stayed very steady over the past year.

All else aside, given how often it goes back down to starting levels, you should be able to keep things going for an impressively long period by just restarting FF occasionally when it asks after an update.

We’re not talking a top of the line machine...it was $300 4 years ago, running 2k Pro, 1.25 GB ram.

Oh, the one thing that can bring FF screeching to a halt? ABP filters! Be very sure if you use this and have multiple subscriptions, you keep an eye on what overlaps and what may cause slowdowns. Every so often if the update server isn’t responding quickly when it wants to update, we have a veeeerrrrrrrry unhappy machine for a minute or two.


62 posted on 01/17/2010 10:20:17 PM PST by Fire_on_High (One Big Ass Mistake America!)
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