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#1 JMickle

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 08:10 PM

we just went on to someones computer after about an hour of doing other shit, and the fan was going crazy and it turns out that the cpu was running full whack.

all that was open was firefox and outlook express so we checked task manager and it was firefox that was using up all the CPU. at around 94-99%.

is there any reason for this? anyway to fix it? anyone else even heard of this before? or should we just use a different browser?


EDIT: on another firefox-related note, since i've installed AVG when i type a url wrong or something it goes to a different page, some AVG search thing instead of just saying its wrong. can i change this?

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 08:49 PM

Firefox does (still) have memory leak problems, but most of the time it's just a Flash embed (could be an ad) or plugin. If it happens again, try removing some plugins or switching to another tab (if Flash content is out of focus, it should not render).


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Posted 03 June 2009 - 08:54 PM

that sounds plausible. the page it was left on was facebook, and that has quite a lot going on on it so i guess yeah that. thanks dewd.

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 07:48 PM

I've seen this happen a lot not just with firefox, but other borwsers/applications. If it happens frequently, then you got a problem!

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 02:05 PM

i havent heard of it happening again so i guess its fixed. we'll see.

any ideas about the other thing?




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