[OT] would new cpu help firefox 2

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at gmail.com
Mon Nov 20 15:18:16 UTC 2006

On 20/11/06, golfer <golfbuf at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.  Now, I notice some holiday sales for PC's
> with celeron D 352, with 512 MB ram, for as low as $190.
> Does anyone have experience to say whether my slow firefox would go
> away if I get one of those celeron's?

A faster machine will not do you any harm, but I doubt it's the sole cause
of your problems.

Are you using any addons with your copy of Firefox? Try disabling them all
and see if your cpu cycle consumption drops off - re-add them one by one
until you find the guilty party. I'm assuming of course, that the high CPU
utilisation is reproducible.

Despair - It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black...
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