The speed of loading up firefox was bugging me today. So I went and had a look at some methods to speed it up.
Came across the following tip on this page
'secret', I thought I would post it here
A tip how to make Firefox run faster. in the address bar type about:config.
Navigate to the following keys
set network.http.pipeling to true
set network.http.proxy.pipelining to true
set network.http.pipeling.maxrequests to at least 30
AND add an integer called nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set it to 0
This will significantly speed up firefox on a broadband connection
I have installed the tweaks and then spent the next four hours scientifically analyzing the performance increase. See the specifications of the test bed used and the performance numbers below:
I used an Intel Core i7-920 CPU for testing purposes, boosting its clock speed to 3.8 GHz in order to circumvent any potential CPU bottlenecks.
CPU Intel Core i7-920 Overclocked to 3.8GHz
Motherboard ASUS Rampage II Extreme X58
Video Card ATI Radeon HD 4770
Video Drivers 9.4, 9.4 Beta for 4770
Hard Drive Intel X25-M 80GB SSD
RAM 6 x 1GB DDR3-1066 7-7-7-20
Operating System Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP1
PSU PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool 1200W
After performing extensive testing with browser, FTP, multi-tabbed, multi-access, multi-threading, multi-everything. I have come to the conclusion that there is a significant performance increase that averages as follows:
www.cnn.com - .0051 second DLT (Decrease in Load Time)
www.tomshardware.com - .0066 second DLT
Yes, these tweaks are DEFINITELY WORTH LOADING...so get to it.