I would like to check to see if I'm alone on this issue or not.
I'm currently on an Asus K40IJ laptop with Pentium D T4200 processor and 3GB of DDR2 (asynch dual channel) ram.
For the past few months, I've been constantly getting hangs, runtime errors and crashes on Firefox 3.5.0 all the way thru to 3.5.6. This usually happens when there is either prolonged usage or running media apps such as flash videos and such (or both). I use tabs very frequently.
When I run Windows Task Manager and Resource Monitor, what disturbs me the most is amount of (working set) memory resources allocated to Firefox in such instances (especially during hangs). They typically run into the millions of KB (or about 1.2 to 1.7GB, the latter for extrme cases) before I have to kill Firefox via the Task Manager. Which, of course, goes without saying that it sometimes compromises me in my workflow.
Does this happen often to any other fellow users out there as well?
PS: I'm slowly migrating over most of my browsing to Opera now. IE8 is used only for Hotmail and certain websites which are not friendly to FOSS browsers.