Memory qalloxation to TenFour Fox??

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20 Jan, 2016 02:33 PM

activity monitor shows very high (>90%) cpu and memory usage any way to lessen that?? Using G4 Powerbook
Thanks for any ideas?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 20 Jan, 2016 02:38 PM

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    Without knowing what it was doing and a way to consistently reproduce it, I don't have a suggestion for you. Certain sites are just going to require a lot of CPU and memory and there's not much you can do about that. TenFourFox uses more memory than Safari because it has a just-in-time JavaScript compiler, so it caches that code, and it has more aggressive caching in any case.

    For the record, this is being typed on a 1GHz iMac G4. Right now as I type, it shows about 25% CPU usage (it goes to about 8% when idle).

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 20 Jan, 2016 02:39 PM

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    (Also, the usual recommendations about thinning addons, etc., apply.)

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