dhtml effects and notices lag with Athlon X2 (dual core) processors

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Firefox
General
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
12 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: daryl, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.5.0.x Branch
x86
Windows XP
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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 5-15-2010], URL)

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

I discover a bug with Firefox 1.5 on winXP due to my AMD Athlon X2 processor... here is a list a bugs :
- dhtml (javascript) graphical functions (like text on movement) runs very slowly and with many jerks
- notifications used by extensions like gmail notifier or forecastfox appears and disappears very slowly, always with many jerks 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. just launch firefox with winxp and an Athlon X2 processor
Actual Results:  
- dhtml (javascript) graphical functions (like text on movement) runs very slowly and with many jerks
- notifications used by extensions like gmail notifier or forecastfox appears and disappears very slowly, always with many jerks 


When I unload the second core of my Athlon X2 (see screenshots above : http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=373690), all bugs disappears..

Updated

12 years ago
Summary: dhtml effects and notices lag with Athon X2 processors → dhtml effects and notices lag with Athon X2 (dual core) processors
(In reply to comment #0)
> I discover a bug with Firefox 1.5 on winXP due to my AMD Athlon X2 processor...

> When I unload the second core of my Athlon X2 (snip) all bugs disappears..
> http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=373690)

Did'nt you read AMDZone article which is pointed by jinexile on Feb Tue 7th 2006 in the thread of MozillaZine forum?
http://www.amdzone.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=3951&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0 
This article seems to describe the problem correctly.
(points MSDN KB Q896256 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/Q896256)
See Bug 307527 Comment #101 also, and read three MSDN KB articles listed in it.

(Q1) Will /usepmtimer be a workaround? (MS Win XP SP2 is required)

(Q2) Can you apply Hot Fix(includes acpi-HAL update) for SP2 by MS?
If applying the Hot Fix is difficult, try latest driver update(includes acpi-HAL update) for Athron X2/MS Win XP SP2 by AMD. Will it resolve the problem?
(When try Hot Fix or driver update, disable workaround of "/usepmtimer".)
(In addition to comment #1)
(Q3) Will disabling of "Cool'N'Quiet" be a workaround?
     (When AMD. Sorry but I don't know equivalent feature name of Intel chip.)
     See the AMDZone's article and Bug 307527 Comment #6.
Summary: dhtml effects and notices lag with Athon X2 (dual core) processors → dhtml effects and notices lag with Athlon X2 (dual core) processors
See AMD's "AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor Utilities & Updates" page
for;
 - AMD Dual-Core Optimizer (June 2006)
 - AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor Driver for Windows XP
   and Windows Server 2003 Version (x86 and x64 exe) 1.3.2.16 (July 2006) 
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_871_13118,00.html
This bug was reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.3 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME
http://www.mozilla.com
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+mode
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 5-15-2010]
Version: unspecified → 1.5.0.x Branch
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.x or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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