12"pb stalling...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sikkinixx, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

    sikkinixx

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    i have had my 12" pb for about 6 months now and never have i had this problem. What happens is that during routine web surfing/msn chatting the dock/browser will freeze for a while then suddenly come back. I only have 512mb of ram but i am only running one or two windows plus msn messenger, its not an extensive load. It is really driving me up the wall because sometimes it stalls for 5 minutes before running normally again. Do macs have a defrag like pc's do?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    Try repairing permissions from the Disk Utility and if that doesn't help, then maybe remove com.apple.dock.plist from the folder you find it in and restart. This will lose your Dock settings but it may help. If it doesn't you can put it back where you found it (replacing the newly created default version) and restart again. :)
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

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    If web browsing is sluggish- try emptying out the cache & resetting the web browser (thats what I have to do on occasion with Safari when it becomes sluggish on my G5).
     
  4. kerpow macrumors 6502

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    A G5 with 2gb RAM sluggish whilst browsing! Are you sure its not related to your ISP?
     
  5. hcuar macrumors 65816

    hcuar

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    My dual 1.8 never gets "sluggish" while browsing... I don't think i've ever emptied my cache. Sounds fishy. :eek:
     
  6. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    my dual 1.8 never gets sluggish with browsing o_O i would beat the crap out of it if it ever did, cause i would know i need a new computer :p
     

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