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Old 11-15-2017, 01:21 PM
 
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:41 PM
 
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You need to look at the CPU and memory usage when the laptop is acting sluggish and see what's using the highest of both. Looking at it while it's running properly isn't going to give you any useful info.

I would also suggest not using hibernation for a while, it can be flakey at times with Windows 7, do a normal shutdown when you're done for the day.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:04 PM
 
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The indication is that Firefox is consuming a huge amount of RAM. RAM usage has always been a issue with Firefox but that's a lot.

They just released a new version, I'd suggest upgrading. As far as the updates for windows those should of never been turned off. I understand the reasoning but you are leaving yourself open to exploits.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:51 PM
 
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The indication is that Firefox is consuming a huge amount of RAM. RAM usage has always been a issue with Firefox but that's a lot.

They just released a new version, I'd suggest upgrading. As far as the updates for windows those should of never been turned off. I understand the reasoning but you are leaving yourself open to exploits.
I agree, that's 9-10x the RAM firefox is using on my PC with Windows 7. I also note that both firefox and chrome are running. I have Firefox set to clear the cache when I close it.

He might also download the free ccleaner and run it in default mode periodically. It gets rid of a lot of unnecessary files.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:58 PM
 
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The indication is that Firefox is consuming a huge amount of RAM. RAM usage has always been a issue with Firefox but that's a lot.

They just released a new version, I'd suggest upgrading. As far as the updates for windows those should of never been turned off. I understand the reasoning but you are leaving yourself open to exploits.
Its funny you mentioned this... I came home today and turned on my computer.... and Firefox automatically upgraded to the new version!

I freaked out because I was using an add-on called SuperStart as my homepage - but it is not supported by the new version.. thankfully I found one called Speed Dial which is pretty similar.

It seems my CPU usage is much, much less tonight from Firefox.. but not sure if that is because I just turned on my computer a couple of hours ago, or if its due to the new version of FF.

Anyway, I looked on the list of windows updates and it shows a bunch for Windows 10 and then a bunch for Windows 7 - should I just uncheck the ones for Windows 10, or will it skip those because I don't have it?

Thanks!!
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:24 PM
 
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Reporting back- ever since Firefox was updated.... I haven't had this problem. I am also turning the laptop off overnight rather than putting it on hibernate....
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Old 11-22-2017, 06:50 AM
 
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My Lenovo Ideapad running Windows 7 has been a nice little laptop for the past 4-5 years. But lately, I'm finding that the longer I leave it on (I put it on hibernate at night), it starts getting laggy and slow. Not only in Firefox, but in Chrome, and Word as well. This "laggy-ness," for lack of a better word, does not just apply to using the mouse, when clicking on links, opening or closing documents in word, or scrolling on a website, but to typing as well. If I restart it, the problem goes away for a while.

Any ideas as to what could cause this or suggestions on what to do are appreciated!!
A 5 year old computer is like a 15 year old car...your going to have problems. Time for a new laptop
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