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Re: Web browser gets slow and blocks the system

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 1:17 PM, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 30 May 2012 18:58:23 +0000, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina@gmail.com> writes:
>>> Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> writes:
> (...)
>>>>> But why didn't the problem occur before in the past?  It has become
>>>>> heavy only recently, and the machine is always the same.
>>>> I can't tell but your system can't be happy with 216 MB of ram and
>>>> running applications such as Iceweasel. Sooner or later it has to
>>>> break.
>> Is it possible that ram has decreased?  Now I noticed that the problem
>> also occurs running `scanimage'.  I don't remember it ever occurred in
>> the past!
> RAM is always a scarce resource but it cannot physically dissapear ;-)
> Anyway, reconsider your current running desktop and aplications; with
> less than 512 MB of RAM your system will suffer from constant hicups now
> and then if you try to use GNOME or KDE and the so called "big
> browsers" (Firefox/Opera/Chrome...).
> Just for you to get the idea, in my system (64-bits with 8 GiB of RAM),
> Firefox takes "99 MiB" of real memory (now 101 MiB)... go figure.

Wow, that isn't much! I have 8GB as well, my SeaMonkey is currently
using over 1,700 MB (resident)... that is with about 95 tabs open (normal
for me). When I had 4GB RAM, it would take a lot less than that for that
many tabs, though (more like 1,200 MB, I believe).

In any case, the point is all modern browsers want a lot of memory.

Kelly Clowers

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