Best Internet browser for Core Duo MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by keysofanxiety, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Hi all, got a 2006 2GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro, 2GB RAM, running Snow Leopard. It's insanely long in the tooth and a painful experience to browse the web -- 50% of the time it lags on the smallest YouTube video.

    It looks like it's the CPU usage that's causing the lag. I've tried both Chrome & Safari without a decent experience on either -- CPU maxes out with just one browser running.

    Does anybody have experience with a 'lighter' Internet browser or any other suggestions? Thank you! :)
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I think you'd greatly benefit from using any extension to safari/chrome/firefox that forces html5 video, it sounds like you're computer is choking on Flash content.
     
  3. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Thank you kindly for the advice & prompt response, I'll try that now.
     
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    NT1440

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