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VER RAM usage (kb) : Notes 2.0 36,982 3.5 34,556 3.6 33,316 4.0 63,500 : swings, volatility (120k) 10 68,000 : (cont., 60k) after mem optimization 65,000 20 96,000 : 500k volatile, after mem optimization 102,000 30 107,500 : 120k volatile; increase to 116,500 at idle, 3000k volatile; mem optimization ineffective. 40 123,000 : increase to 130,000 at idle. 66 580,000 : 100mb swings ; full installation, no add-ons Palemoon 28: 156,000 : after mem optimization 148,500
The numbers speak for themselves. Between 3.6 and 4, RAM use doubled; then doubled again by 40, and by 66...