Processor at 90 percent in Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ricgnzlzcr, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

    ricgnzlzcr

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    Hi. I'm having a problem with safari causing my processor to work at 90 percecnt and the fan goes on. I'm not doing much and have a lot of ram left. I've now opened up firefox and I have no problem. I've never had this happen before with safari. Is there a reason why?
     
  2. reh macrumors 6502a

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    If it happens for all sites, here's some things to try (work down the list until it's fixed)...
    1. Quit Safari and reopen
    2. Log out and log back in (or as a different user)
    3. Restart your computer
    4. Disable any addons for Safari you have (Saft, PithHelment, SafariStand, etc)
    5. Move the ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist file to your desktop
    6. Move the ~/Library/Safari folder to your desktop (warning, this folder contains your history and bookmarks)
     
  3. ricgnzlzcr thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ricgnzlzcr

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    I've tried doing everything except moving the folders. Whenever I try reopening and restarting the fan comes back on after just a couple minutes.
     
  4. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Call Apple and ask em what's going on, usually they can help you by deleting stuff and stuff.

    Otherwise, I dont know.
     
  5. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps that'd be a good thing to try then.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    If you really don't want to move the folders, then opening a new user account should have the same effect. Check it to see whether Safari is still being a resource hog. :)
     

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