Hi, probably for about the last week or so i've been browsing firefox, usually 4-5 tabs open at a time, then I get an error message saying something along the lines of firefox having low memory and I should close it.
Sometimes the error message can be ignored without any problems but sometimes firefox just closes without warning and I get that other "this is embarrassing..." error message that prompts me to restore my last firefox session.
I tried chrome as well and it's even worse - I'll open a page, maybe something with a ton of pictures like a sports page, and it just closes, no warning, just abruptly goes right down.
Now I never really looked at the task manager much prior to this but looking at it now, bother firefox/chrome use a lot of memory, several hundred MB for a few tabs, with overall memory usage hovering around 93% despite the browser being the only thing currently open. Not sure if this is normal.
Now I have noticed my computer fan being a little louder than usual (although that usually stops after an hour or so) so I'm wondering if it could be an overheating issue. I've had this computer for a few years and hate to say I don't maintain it as well as I should. Is my laziness finally catching up to me?
Thanks for any contribution.