Eats RAM like no tomorrow especially on Vista for no apparent reason




10 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: hgrh4ever, Unassigned)


3.0 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032620 Firefox/3.0b5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032620 Firefox/3.0b5

I open up firefox 3 on either XP or vista and my resource usage goes from my normal 17% all the way upto 96%.  And believe me when I say that I have over 2 gigs of RAM on all my computers, seems to me that Firefox 3 is constantly "dumping"  And its messing up other processes on the computer when this happens especially with Internet explorer running (I recommend you don't try to use or run I-explorer unless you like constantly restarting your computer)  I don't know how else to explain it but that's what happens.  BTW I really wouldn't let other people know about this because as soon as your computer starts to freeze on you I notice that some files tend to disappear including security files, and that might cause a panic if people know about it.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start firefox normally.
2.start Internet explorer normally.
3.Watch resource monitor if you have one, then take notes on how crazy it goes.
Actual Results:  
my resources are eaten up like crazy, and I can't do much on my computer besides wait for it to eventually respond to my commands.

Expected Results:  
run smoothly is what the software should have done but it doesn't.

None that I know of.


10 years ago
Keywords: crash
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
This isn't a security sensitive bug report.

If Firefox 3 beta 5 really behaved this way on Windows in general, we would have heard of it before now (and wouldn't have shipped beta 5 with that kind of general bug), so these symptoms must be caused by something specific to your setup (an broken addon, perhaps).

You should try finding a solution to your problem at . There isn't enough information here to identify a bug in Firefox.
Group: security
Keywords: crash

Comment 2

10 years ago
Yeah you are right it, but it I've seen it do that via my resource monitor.  And I realized that my browser has to be open for more then an hour before it start to "dump"  a lot I mean at one point my firefox browser was using over 500,000Kb's and then my explorer opened up a Dumprep.exe or something like that and it stayed open even after I ended it's process like 5 times.  So what in the world causes firefox on my computer to open up a dump file like that because really it is annoying.

Comment 3

10 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1a1pre) Gecko/2008052002 Minefield/3.1a1pre

Cant see this on a MAC with this build

Comment 4

10 years ago
Can't recreate the issue on Vista using RC1.


10 years ago
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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