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Possible to “manually” search a running program's memory?

Would it be possible to manually search through a running/active program's memory (in Windows 7)? Windows just notified me that Firefox "has stopped working" and is asking me to close or debug. I had ...
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regulate browser memory consumption

I play a browser-based game that I would like to be able to keep running 24/7 if possible. The problem is that the more the page is refreshed, and the longer the game kept running, the more memory the ...
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Firefox bottleneck with lot's of tabs open?

I'm currently using Firefox 28.0 on a windows 7 system on a SSD. Sometimes, when I do some research, I open about 180 + tabs on my machine. This makes firefox super slow, without using the SSD or CPU ...
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Firefox 3 → 27 RAM consumption

I've an old PC (Dell Optiplex GX50) with an Intel Pentium III CPU @768Mhz and 256MB of RAM, with Windows XP. When I booted it yesterday, Firefox 3 was installed (and nothing else). Openning 2 tabs ...
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Memory Leak in Firefox?

After using Firefox for several days without restarting, my memory usage is extremely high. I have around 40-50 tabs open. Just now my memory usage was over 4gb and Firefox was extremely slow. After ...
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Why is Firefox Using 2 Gigabytes of RAM?

I have version 26.0. Firefox uses 2 gigabytes of RAM minimum with only one tab open. I've tried uninstalling add-ons, disabling plug-ins, everything, but nothing helps. What do I do?
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SWF file from website crashes computer on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS but not Win 8

If I visit the website (with Firefox 26.0 or Chrome) http://betway.com/sports-betting then on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (on a brand new Lenovo S540, Haswell i7, 8Gb RAM, 10gb linux swap-drive), and use ...
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Large Firefox memory consumption on a single webpage

How can a single webpage eat 140MB? - On Firefox 25.0.1 (Linux 3.11.0-14-generic #21-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 12 17:07:40 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux). I guess I would get the same on a Windows XP ...
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952 views

How do I test if my motherboard is failing using Linux?

I've been having strange segfaults happen randomly to firefox, qsynth, and totem. Mainly firefox. I've tested my hard drives with smartctl and dd, and tested my ram with memtest, but how do I test my ...
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Firefox: Viewing a specific SVG file turns the system unresponsive

Important: Several SuperUser regulars are currently trying to narrow down the scope and cause of this issue. We are currently seeking willing volunteers to fill out the form here after performing ...
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Chrome crawls on Linux whereas Firefox is light as a feather

In day to day browsing i find Chrome to consume x2 memory, has memory leaks with some sites (NYT, some ebay pages, with or without flash) whereas on Firefox is light as a feather. I'm a converted ...
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What's the normal memory usage for firefox? [closed]

I have a freshly installed Firefox (V 21.0) on my windows7 (32 bit) machine, with the hope that it uses less memory than Chrome. I have one plugin installed (adblock plus), now I have 8 tabs open, no ...
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How to unload Firefox tabs (so they'll reload when activated)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I unload a tab manually? If Firefox is running with a couple of tabs open and it's switched into Private Mode (an empty Firefox window appears) and then switched ...
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Unusual memory usage spike

Ok, on Windows 7 64 bit, I basically use Firefox to browse the web, with a DSL broadband connection.Sometimes while surfing, I see the computer slows to a crawl for a few minutes and then goes all ...
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Firefox sluggish after playing an online video or kept open for a long time

I am using the 64-bit alternative of Firefox - Waterfox. I have been facing this issue even when I was using Firefox. What happens is after I have played at least one video or have kept it open for a ...
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What tools exist for monitoring the CPU and memory utilization of Firefox?

Firefox appears to using too much memory and cpu even when it is idle What tools exist for monitoring the CPU and memory utilization of Firefox? I am thinking of an equivalent of Sysinternals ...
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What is killing my computer? 16GB RAM system is not utilising its full potential

The story begins with the release of Firebug. I love it as a tool, but Firebug + Firefox are the killer combination. Let me start by introducing two system reports: 1) CPU 2) RAM usage. I've been ...
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More than 2GB for Firefox, not too many tabs, shaky performance

Whenever I leave Firefox open for more than a day or so, the memory usage always climbs up to illustrious heights. I have plenty memory (48GB) on my 64 bit machine, but for a 32 bit process this is ...
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Reduce Firefox RAM consumption

I use Firefox to run very specific tasks and one of the reasons it's not my main browser is it's large memory consumption. It starts at 60.000 K but easily climbs up to 490.000 K - after only 5 ...
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Firefox 4, 5 and 6 are slow and freezing, consuming 400MB RAM

I'm on Windows 7. Since I upgraded to Firefox 4, I noticed that it became extremely slow. I even tried to upgrade to 6 and 5 and still it's slow. Sometimes it consumes 400 MB of RAM! What can I do? ...
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How can I find out how much RAM my plugins/extensions are using in Firefox 5?

Is there a Firefox Task Manager (like in Google Chrome) that would allow me to see how much RAM my plugins/extensions/tabs are using?
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Why does Firefox cause high-CPU-usage “spikes” every few seconds?

When I start Firefox, I have no problems for a while, but after a couple of days, CPU spikes start to occur. During a spike, Firefox freezes and then stops. Spikes occur every seven to ten seconds, ...
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Can setrlimit be used to put limitations on firefox?

I noticed that firefox sometimes uses a lot of memory. Can something like setrlimit be used to control it? I tried to use it on the command line, but it didn't work.
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How to clear browser disk and memory caches from the Terminal in Mac OS X

I'm debugging an Adobe Flash application my team and I have developed. Each time we update the application SWF files, we need to clear the browser caches. We also need to delete AssetCaches and setup ...
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How to findout which firefox tab is using most CPU or memory?

There are times when the firefox responds reluctantly. And it is not only when i have opened many tabs. But there are cases when i have opened as many as 20 tabs and firefox is working fine and there ...
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Firefox: faster browser by moving cache to RAM…any downsides?

I read a DownloadSquad article, Speed up Firefox page loading time without using a RAM disk, that recommended an option for Mozilla Firefox that moves the cache to RAM. I could see why it would speed ...
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Firefox needs 1 GB of RAM

I work as a web developer and for that I'm using Firefox with Firebug. Recently, I have noticed that after two hours of work, the firefox.exe process needed more than 1 GB of my working memory! ...
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Why is Firefox eating up all my memory, and how can I stop it?

I can have just one Firefox instance open, open to a site like Google or Stack Overflow, and see it consuming over 600,000 KB of memory. This seems excessive. Is something fishy going on here? Is ...
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Web browser memory usage

How come web browsers are so heavy in memory? I have Firefox opened with two tabs, and it takes over 800 MB of RAM, Chrome with four tabs takes over 1.2 GB! I mean, what's up with consuming ...
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Mozilla Firefox memory Problem

When i run Firefox.. with the passage of time it continuously keeps on increasing its size in memory until it has consumed all the RAM.. no matter if i open and close 20 tabs or there is just one tab ...
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Does Firefox still have memory leaks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to reduce the memory usage of Firefox? I've had my Firefox 3.6.3 browser consume up to 1.5GB of RAM after a few days of usage without closing it. This is ...
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Apparent leak in Mozilla Firefox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Determine which Firefox Add-ons are Using the Most Memory I use Mozilla Firefox 3.6 all day, opening and closing tabs quite regularly. I am noticing over time ...
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How to increase speed of Firefox rendering complex UI over many tabs?

I typically have 8-10 tabs open while working - my local website, mostly programming/poweruser sites like this one, a couple of news sites and 1-2 Youtube videos. Firefox becomes slower (not painful ...
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Why is Firefox (Vista) using 400MB RAM? Because of plugins/addons?

Firefox on Vista has been grinding to a crawl and I just checked the RAM usage on this machine and found 400MB of RAM in use by Firefox. Is this because of plugins/addons?
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Do Firefox extensions consume memory when suspended (but enabled) or not in use?

Many extensions lie inactive when I'm not using them like Firebug and Xmarks. Do they add to the memory footprint while they're sleeping. I'm not talking about disabled extensions. Coz, if they are ...
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Firefox memory when exiting

Why does Firefox's memory usage jumps up dramatically when it's exiting? Firefox just now was using around 140MB. But as soon as I told it to exit, the memory usage jumped to 350MB before it began ...
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How to Determine which Firefox Add-ons are Using the Most Memory

I love Firefox for its add-ons. I have a lot of them installed, which obviously increases memory use. But it seems that some add-ons are better than others in that department. Does anyone know a way ...