Always run to SAFE MODE and see whether it runs faster. If it does, then some apps/services is running that is slowing your computer down.
For example I had a client who uses NOKIA COMMUNICATOR (it really drains the processor from even thinking properly)
Else, maybe it's the startup applications that is causing your system to temp slow down.
If you are using a branded PC for example IBM / HP they normally load tons of bundled software which can slow down the system also.
Else SWITCH TO LINUX / MAC! haha
Btw, Firefox does run a whopping 78% on CPU initial when you launch the application because it's loading all the base
dll and stuff. but then it should go back down to minimal. The only portion which would increase if you never close
your firefox for days would be the memory portion only because it's constantly building a cache of the site you are in
and had surfed. Lack of physically memory could also impact on your system experience.
Plug-in? U mean like Java, those?
Yes, I didn't close my browser for days and I surf internet like 12 hours a day!
So maybe becos it is taking up too much memory, that's why it lags?
But this is really bad leh... Using the previous version... even never close for weeks also not half this bad. If it continues to suck like this, I think I will just uninstall and install previous version.
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WR - I personally have no problems with the latest version of FF with 256MB RAM.
You indicate that FF is slow responding and there are intermittent interruptions. I've had this watching an RPC virus jump onto the machine from an infected network/server.
What about when you run other programs without running FF first? Do they have the same behaviour?
p.s. you might like to try google chrome. It's pretty light weight and fast. However is unable to browse all sites well. E.g. hotmail looks weird in it!
uninstall unwanted programs.
also check the start up programs
I format the hardisk once every 6 months and do defragmnentation once every 2 months.
Anotherway is run msconfig and disabled any problems u rarely use, so that the startup will be faster.
Try using VM Ware. So you can keep yr base build and have virtual machines instead. If you get a screw up on it, easy to blow apart without having to blow apart the whole machine and add back in. Will save you loads of time.
Might be a possibility of Malware. Try scanning with Spybots S&D, Spyware Doctor (Works pretty well for Vundo variants), Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, and your usual Anti-virus. You'd be surprised how different scanners would unravel different "creepy crawlers" residing in your system.
mine still primary a XP 32bit and upgraded so many times that i can't remember whats installed inside... from ATI to NVidia and back to ATI... from Creative to onboard sound and all sorts, different mobo chipsets, different hdd controllers...
Still, never reinstall XP... lol... and do cloning onto new disc...
Like you... just know what you install, most important... and know what to delete...
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