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Re: Advice on changing to 64 bits



2009/2/14 Roger Heflin <rogerheflin gmail com>:
> Something to note, I don't know why but the 64-bit versions of Firefox and
> Thunderbird use a lot more memory than the 32-bit versions,  I was
> originally running a 32-bit f9 with 3GB ram w/2GB swap, and almost never got
> into swap, after switching to 10 64-bit, I had to add 2GB more of swap and
> was getting deep into the 4GB of swap, I uninstalled 64-bit
> firefox/openoffice and thunderbird and put in the 32-bit version and the
> memory usage went down quite a bit.   The memory usage was a at least 50%
> more.

I "fixed" this on my system by removing nspluginwrapper and installing
the Flash 10 beta and Sun 6u12 JRE 64bit plugins instead. Since then,
memory usage of Firefox has halved and I no longer get npviewer.bin
using huge amounts of CPU to show annoying flash movies.


-- 
Sam


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