Firefox using large amounts of RAM at startup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TheBonk, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. TheBonk macrumors 6502

    TheBonk

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    #1
    Hi, all. I just updated to Firefox 9 and now whenever I start it up, it immediately uses up around 200 mb of RAM with one tab open. I've tried clearing history, cache, cookies. I've reinstalled different versions of the browser. I can't figure out what the reason for it is. Any opinions on whether this issue is related to Lion or just an issue with Firefox itself?
     

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    There's nothing wrong. 200MB of RAM isn't out of line for a browser. Besides, you're not paging out at all and have plenty of available memory, so why worry about it? Mac OS X manages memory quite well, without the need for user involvement.
     

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