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December 5, 2009

Firefox Makes My Laptop Fan Run Constantly

-- by Dave Johnson

When I use Firefox the CPU meter goes way up, and the fan runs constantly. Sometimes when I am watching a YouTube the computer just shuts itself off. If I run Firefox and Skype at the same time I have to anticipate the shutdown.

Does anyone else have this problem?

I have a fairly new HP laptop with an AMD dual-processor. This happened in Windows Vista and now Windows 7. I really don't want to have to switch back to IE and Safari isn't quite there yet...

Others have written about this problem: Firefox: Heat and the CPU usage problem

Posted by Dave Johnson at December 5, 2009 6:23 PM


I'm glad you mentioned this, because I have the same problem on my desktop. At times, it seems like the fan is running constantly - and when I look at the open processes, Firefox is using a LOT of memory.

Posted by: Susan Madrak [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 5, 2009 7:49 PM

Posted by: Captain Awesome [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 7, 2009 9:12 AM

You should try using Google Chrome, it works really well, not sure if it will resolve your problem but its a very solid browser.

Posted by: Joe Madrigal [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 7, 2009 5:38 PM

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