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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 03-Apr-16 15:04:05
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Can anyone recommend a modern browser that will run on Win XP in 160mb ram and non SSE processor. Firefox crashes as does seamonkey although v2 of firefox runs ok. IE 8 runs but very slowly, old version of seamonkey runs but again is slow, opera say I neeed SSE proecessor and so far the onluy browser that is fast is browzar v2 but its not being updated and uses IE6 engine and cant display some pages, any ideas?

Tim
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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 03-Apr-16 15:07:34
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Have you tried turning hardware acceleration off on firefox?

Also try the firefox long term servicing branch, that might work.

You knew I was gonna say it but that amount of RAM is so small you're going to be really pushing it trying to display webpages etc. These days a simple flash ad can suck up that amount. Try disabling all active content etc etc.

I have a 3 year old (very budget) Dell with [censored] Intel Celeron / 4GB RAM and even that struggles with websites with lots of flash and active content.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 03-Apr-16 15:25:27
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Firefox doesn't even open just get the crash box after installing so cant get to hardware acceleration option as ff wont open. Will google long term servicing branch and have a look.

Tim
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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 03-Apr-16 15:41:15
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Firefox ESR 38 crashes also before opening, is there a safe mode for FF, if so how do you launch it?

Tim
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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 03-Apr-16 15:52:38
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Found how to start ESR in safe mode but still crashes and that disables hardware acceleration so it musnt be that. Got V3.6.28 to run ok.

Tim
www.xilo.net & freenetname
Billion 7800 on 24 Meg LLU
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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 03-Apr-16 19:41:09
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I think you will be hard pushed to find one to be honest, Google is stopping if not stopped supporting XP full stop.

Adrian

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Standard User dandnsmith
(experienced) Mon 04-Apr-16 09:25:09
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I've had trouble with modern versions of firefox using an old system with xp and rather more ram than you have (forget how much, and don't have it here).
I'd suggest a text-only browser would be more realistic.

Derek
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(knowledge is power) Mon 04-Apr-16 11:11:27
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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 04-Apr-16 15:03:01
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Replied thanks.

Tim
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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 10-Apr-16 19:59:39
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Currently trying K Meleon based on Mozilla engine, SkimBrowser and Qtweb. All run in 150mb ram on my XP laptop are fast at displaying pages even when running two at a time. Now to test which is the fastest on my K6=III 380 CPU and which is most compliant to new standards! Impressed.

Tim
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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 12-Apr-16 15:18:36
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Using K meleon as main browser based on firefox, is fast, customisable and runs on a 380mhz processor with 160mb of ram, even facebook displays ok with all its scripts.

Keeping slim browser based on IE, also fast and qtweb which is just as fast although struggles with youtube, as backup browsers.

Tim
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Billion 7800 on 24 Meg LLU
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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 13-Apr-16 17:24:38
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Switched to qtweb after playing with it as default browser. Highly customizable less memory and just as fast as K Meleon, in fact page refreshes just that little bit faster!

Tim
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