[Mageia-discuss] Use of resources by TB on my main Mageia box

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Wed Nov 7 11:18:27 CET 2012

I was just wondering if there was an easy fix to this.

I use Thunderbird on my main box to help run a webzine. I have 
Thunderbird receiving and fetching mail from  various locations and 
receive approximately over +1500 emails per day (some days 3,000). So, 
Thunderbird is pretty busy.

When I monitor the use of resources, TB can go from using practically no 
resources to 80-90% resources. This has the effect of making my Mageia 
box "freeze" temporarily when TB is gobbling up a lot of resources. I 
have been ignoring this when working with other software as I know that 
5-6 seconds later TB generally releases enough resources for the other 
programmes to work. The whole setup makes for a lot of hiccups when in 
use. Although, the board is really reliable.

My Mobo: ASRock K8Upgrade-VM800
RAM: 2 gig (Mobo RAM max is 2 gig so I can't add more)
AGP Card: GeForce 7300GT

I usually need the following software open to work with:


I know that a new mobo with more RAM would fix this, but is there a way 
to make the box work with less interruptions? Are there any other 
options/tricks other than replacing the box?



Marc Paré
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