Why does Firefox turn my Pbook into a hoover?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by YeahIKnow, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. YeahIKnow macrumors member

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    #1
    Whenever I use Firefox (latest compatible verison) on my trusty powerbook the fan has to go into overdrive! It happens even when reading just this site with no other programs open. I'm still using my wonderful seven year old Pbook G4 667! :eek:) Terminal gives this if you have any idea what it means.

    PID COMMAND %CPU TIME #TH #PRTS #MREGS RPRVT RSHRD RSIZE VSIZE
    3114 firefox-bi 90.3% 48:53.77 13 268 721 71.4M 49.1M 103M 257M

    Safari would only report a mid 20-30% CPU usage. I would stick with safari but it has a nasty habit of crashing unexpectedly.:mad:
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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  3. Glenny2lappies macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Is it any site or just one?

    Flash has this effect.

    Delete Firefox & re-installing it may help.
     

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