Why Are Some Websites So CPU Intensive?

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  1. bursty macrumors 6502a

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    Some simple websites, like www.newegg.com and www.sprint.com immediately make my proc go to 100% and I get beach-balled. Everytime I click a link on those pages, I have to wait a good 10-15 seconds just for the proc to come down from 100% and then it actually downloads the info (which is lightning fast, so I know its not the connection).

    BTW- I'm using Shiira on a G4 PB with 1.25gb RAM, so it shouldnt be THAT slow. :confused:
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Flash and Java are rather taxing on OS X. Flash seems to also have been very poorly ported as well. I get fan spin ups on NewEgg quite often.
     
  3. homerjward macrumors 68030

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  4. bursty thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    For me, it basically locks up for a good 10 seconds and the CPU monitor shows 100%, then it immediately drops back down to ~15% and instantly loads. Just weird, made me think Shiira was messing up.
     
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The WebKit-based browsers choke badly on Newegg and even struggle some on gmail and places like that. It helps to keep a Gecko-based browser around for the really nasty sites, those generally cope better.
     
  6. bursty thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What are some Gecko based browsers?
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Camino and FireFox.
     
  8. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, both run fine too. Latest trunk build of firefox with cairo enabled doesn't hardly use any CPU power (5-10%).
     
  9. bursty thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Damn, was hoping you wouldnt say those. They are so boring and ugly compared to Shiira....oh well. :eek:
     
  10. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Newegg sucks really bad in safari, I just wish apple would fix this problem.
     
  11. emaja macrumors 68000

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    I love shopping at New Egg, but their newest site sucks eggs, hogging cycles on my PC and Mac. The iMac handles it much better if I use Camino, which has been my broswer of choice for over a year.
     
  12. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    I really do only drag out those just for the Safari killers (Google Maps is another). Firefox and Camino have problems of their own, the sluggish response to the pointer and keyboard drive me bonkers. It always feels like they're running over a VNC connection or something.
     
  13. Dr. No macrumors regular

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    Where did you get the builds with Cairo enabled??
     
  14. Nermal Moderator

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    Glad to know that they're "supposed" to do that, and it's not my computer.
     

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