Browser Wars

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Rico, May 4, 2014.

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  1. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Hi Guys,

    On this 32 bit (old) Gateway machine with 4 GB ram. Vista OS

    I like to have Sirius internet radio on, & be able to surf while listening. Using ctrl+alt+del, on different combo's of browsers, yields wide ranges in CPU usage & physical mem. used.

    Is there anything super light, to use for the internet radio connection, then use another browser for surfing?

    Currently I use FF.

    FF(surf) + FF(internet radio, IR) ctrl+alt+del
    phys mem. 52% cpu 6 - 35% approx
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    IE(surf) + IE(ir)
    phys mem 49% cpu 7 - 22
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    FF(surf) + IE(ir)
    phys mem 55% cpu 4 - 26
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    K-Mellon surf + IR
    phys mem 44% cpu 3 - 29
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    Opera (all)
    phys. mem 48% cpu 4 - 21
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    Opera(IR) + FF(surf)
    phys mem 55 cpu 6 - 30

    Note. Sometimes the FF surf + IR, can really slow thing down.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. Joxx

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    By mentioning ctrl+alt+del are you speaking of bringing up Task Manager? If so that is more easily done and less disruptive by right clicking the taskbar and selecting Task Manager from the context menu or pressing ctrl+shift+esc and opening it directly (just a tip, most people don't seem to know those are options). As mentioned above I would assume there is some kind of dedicated player you could use. Also, browser resource usage can vary greatly depending on the number of tabs you have open and what is loaded on the page you have open. From the numbers you posted it looks like the differences are less than 10%. Browsing is best done on the browser you prefer. Someone may help you discover a better option and I hope they do, but I think you're chasing your tail here as there probably really isn't a lot of difference these days.
     
  4. DoctorPC

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    Install CleanMem, and ProcessLasso.

    They will harmonize everything, and keep anything from spiking too much.. Trust me on that, they are worth it.
     
  5. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Hi Doc,

    Running both now, I know many think this is sac-religious & blasphemy, but Gizmo liked, clean mem. & low & behold, my system is much better now. So far with 45 minutes of use.

    Thanks
    Rico
     
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