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My computer gets dead slow after opening more than 4 tabs in Firefox (version 3.5.1) and when I type anything, it reflects after 4-5 seconds. I don't know whether Firefox is the reason, because I am a Net savvy and start Firefox immediately once the computer is started. As per my observation, Firefox is taking approximately 6000,000K memory usage in processes. Is this normal? I have 1 GB RAM. Pentium Dual Core. Kaspersky 2010 anti virus. What could be the problem?

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  • mr_raghav Sep 12, 2009

    @ rtracey, all

    I don't think its a problem with RAM. My system worked very fine with 1 GB before 2-3 weeks since it was purchased 1 year back. The problem started recently. But may be as you mentioned, it could be due to anti virus as upgraded to latest Kaspersky version (2010). Your help is much appreciated.

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The problem is your lack of RAM. Anti virus programmes are often quite heavy & are running all the time. Windows updates & service packs eventually start to consume more of resources & any other programmes you have running are using RAM. Add an extra 1GB or as much as you can. RAM is cheap & easy to install.

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