[OT] would new cpu help firefox 2

SteVe Cook yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 20 22:07:55 UTC 2006

Juergen Starek wrote:
> golfer schrieb:
>> I'm running edgy and having recurring problems with firefox using 80+%
>> cpu, thus slowing my entire system.  It seems to recur after I open a
>> bunch of tabs.
>> I'm only running an 800 Mhz pentium 3 with 392 MB ram, so maybe my
>> computer is the problem.  
> I don't think so as I run the same software on a PII with only 366 MHz
> and 256 MB of RAM, and while response times are sometimes around one
> second, it's definitely usable. I'd suspect problems with a Flash player
> or other helper applications -- or perhaps just a really badly written
> JavaScript in one of the pages you loaded...
> HTH, Jürgen
I've using a similar setup to you and Firefox ran OK until, as Jürgen 
suggests, I hit some dodgy Java, then the cpu load rocketed up.  I've 
recently been able to up the memory to 640MB and the problem isn't 
nearly as bad, but some Java based sites still manage to cause Firefox 
to hog the cpu.  On the dapper system, 700MHz Celeron and 384MB Ram I 
run Swiftfox and this doesn't seem as susceptible.


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