Ridiculous... new QUAD power mac..and..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by whitetrashanth, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. whitetrashanth macrumors member

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    occasionally i got on to certain websites,...normally ones with a bit of media on it like a movie/ bit of audio on it

    and safari bloody freezes,..?!

    so i have to force quit it,..

    its a brand new machine,.only recieved it last week!! but only got 1GB RAM in so far,.. as i will purchase some in the week,..

    can anyone tell me or point me in the right direction as to WHY this KEEPS happening,.. i mean quite alot

    all im running is itunes, safari, and preview

    the other day iwas running garage band,safari,itunes,limewire and a few other applications and everything was going very nicely,.. so im not quite sure as to the problem here? it cant be the RAM?
     
  2. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    what format are the files your trying to play in the browser?
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    It could just be the website - post a link and we'll see.

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  4. iGary Guest

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    "Ridiculous."

    What sites?

    myspace will lock Safari up in a heartbeat on my machine.
     
  5. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Yeah, same, I can't view myspace very easily on a Mac. :rolleyes:

    I seriously think you shouldn't be calling a Quad PowerMac G5 rediculous.
     
  6. Mord macrumors G4

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    everytime you make your mac go to myspace 100 puppys die.
     
  7. iGary Guest

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    Oh good, I hate dogs. :p

    Myspace is my guilty pleasure. :D
     
  8. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    so let's go back to the topic, shall we?

    which site was the OP talking about?

    i would trade my old G4 for that QUAD. pm me and we could arrange something. :)
     
  9. iGary Guest

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    That was our last question to him. We're just passing the time with idle chit chat waiting for an answer.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    iGary...what are you doing, trolling MySpace, darling? :eek: ;) :D
     
  11. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    How I hate to put down a piece of software written by Apple, I would say to use Firefox instead. However, even if Firefox running on my Linux machine it crashes from time to time. Usually when it is trying to load the default media player and I am doing too many other things at once, but again this isn't a quad. Your quad should do fine with Firefox.

    BTW: We run Firefox at school on the G3 iMacs, they are only like 400Mhz (500 at the most) and have like 256megs of RAM. At any given time there can be a number of systems accessing myspace (a bunch of addicts today's youth are :) ) , and the browsers are not crashing.

    So anyone, since Safari is the browser in question, try Firefox and I doubt you will have the same problems or atleast not as often.

    .... is that even legal on an Apple forum to tell someone to use something "non-Apple"?
     
  12. whitetrashanth thread starter macrumors member

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    i didnt say the site,.. as i was awaiting what you might say

    and YES,,,.


    its myspace that it freezes on!!

    sheeitt.....

    how comes ?!?!!

    cheers for that,. i found that quite humorous;)
     
  13. iGary Guest

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    Busted. :D
     
  14. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    It would help if people didn't have such junk sites, mine is fairly clean. Anyhow try it with firefox and you shouldn't get the same problems.
     
  15. iGary Guest

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    It's the embedded WMP BS that people put in. So...

    No Myspace fo you. Come back two months.
    :D
     
  16. whitetrashanth thread starter macrumors member

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    smchitdd... thats harsh...

    well its only a couple of "friends" pages...over all its not too bad..

    and yes im very proud to say everyone on my "friends" list i do indeed ACTUALLY KNOW!

    i doubt 99% of other myspacers can say the same thanngg..

    anyway cheers for the very prompt answer to this,.. i guess il have to steer clear of those little gits..

    :rolleyes:
     
  17. adk macrumors 68000

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    You want bread? Three Dollars!


    Anyways, I know i'm just steering this thread even more off track, but I've also noticed that basically any microsoft website messes up in safari, but I guess that's to be expected.
     
  18. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It's not the browser itself because they all react the same way. I've used Firefox, Shiira, Safari and they all blow up trying to display things through plug-ins.

    Flash is usually fine but Windows Media--even with just one, the whole thing will freeze.
     
  19. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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    quad PM with only 1gb of ram what wrong with that scenerio (needs more ram)

    umm ide say use safari and look around for patches for it to make it run smoothe

    i know there are patches out there (ive seen them)
     
  20. liquidh2o macrumors 6502

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    thought the myspace lockups in safari might be App specific but the same thing happens with firefox. It usually only happens on the profiles with a lot of clutter(cr*p) on it.
     
  21. JasonGough macrumors regular

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    No MySpace Problems Here......

    don't know whats going on here?!?!

    I'm running a dual core power mac on 10.4.3, and i use Safari to check and edit my bands MySpace Page quite alot , and its never ever crashed Safari..

    Occasionally i get a message saying 'cannont load advanced editor in your browser / OS' but i click OK and it loads the normal editer, and all is great...

    Its wierd that so many people are sufferning this problem, i've never had any trouble with the myspace world....
     
  22. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    MySpace has always given me problems. And for that reason, I've taken the music video I used to have on my page down. If only there was a true fix to this, rather than having to disable something.
     
  23. solvs macrumors 603

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    Usually don't have a problem with FireFox on either platform. Safari is cool and all, but I'm happy with FF and it's extensions. QT and WMP usually work ok as long as everything is updated. If a site sucks and doesn't work in it, I don't use that site anymore.
     

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