As mentioned before, our generous members have provided a lot of great advice and insight to this issue. And if you read through the suggestions, I'm certain that one or more of them will help you get a better surfing experience with Firefox. If not, just be glad that there are other Web browser choices. I have listed a few answers in the Q&A section to get you started. Good luck, and if you have more to add to this discussion, be my guest. Thanks, everyone and have a great weekend!
Is it just me or is Firefox a resource hog?
On the widely discussed 100 percent CPU usage problem on
Windows OS, I have the same problem and it seems to be caused
by the use of Firefox. When everything slows down to crawl, I
check the Windows task manager and it shows Firefox's use of
the CPU is at a very high rate-180K-220K, so I do an "end
process" on Firefox and it knocks me off the Internet, and
everything returns to back to normal. I tried uninstalling
Firefox and reinstalling it, but no changes at all. I've
contacted Firefox for help, but no response from them. Is
this the way Firefox is? Any ideas on how I can correct this?
Or is Firefox simply a resource hog and there's nothing I can
do about it on my end? Thanks.
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Need help; why does my Windows 7 system freeze after it sits inactive for a while? I have a problem that is bothering me to no end. I guess not seeing it in front of you or being able to connect with my PC I would think it might be a challenge. But at this point maybe you can give me a few suggestions. I am running a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro. I have 3GB of RAM and I have 2 hard drives on my system. Every once in a while if I let my PC sit inactive and come back to do something, with it at the desktop or with a browser open, I will have to click my mouse three or four times and then my system comes to a complete halt and freezes--forcing me to turn the power off and restart my system. It goes through the process of loading Windows and asks me if or how I want to start my system, I always choose normally and not in safe mode. My question or problem is when and why my PC will freeze? What can I do, where can I look? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have checked my device manager and everything is OK and no yellow warning marks. Maybe throw it out to the members/readers and maybe I'll get something or maybe you'll have an idea or two. I certainly would appreciate any help I can get.
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