Browsers freezing and slow

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djinferno, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. djinferno macrumors newbie

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    I have a macbook pro 15 early 2011 model 2ghz i7 and i have upgraded to 8gb ram...my macbook is always connected wirelessly to the internet and i have tried ALL browsers. Safari 6.0.2, Google Chrome and Firefox and all suffer the same problem.. They all start to freeze and get very slow. I am constantly having to reload pages even when playing games on facebook... I have upgraded to mountain lion and it seems to have become worse... this is my first time with a mac and to be honest this is starting to sway me back to a pc.. it is not just sometimes it is doing it everytime..please help me fix this
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Put the old RAM back in and see if the issue goes away.
     
  3. djinferno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How many tabs do you have open?

    Have you tried installing flash block in chrome or Firefox, or click to flash in safari? Adobe flash content on the Mac is a HUGE resource hog, I pretty much don't use it.
     
  5. djinferno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it can happen with one tab only.... and no i havent but i will give them a try
     
  6. djinferno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    still happening even just opening this page took forever and seem to freeze half way through loading
     
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    I am also noticing that some applications are freezing as well... I am a dj and have the serato software and lately i get the program freezing and the little apple beachball for a good 30 sec to a minute
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Have you looked at activity monitor to see if you've got any processes using way too much CPU or RAM? if not, I'd run AHT to see if you're having a hardware issue.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509
     
  9. djinferno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i did hardware test it is all fine no problems .. I also verified permissions and verified disc and there were no issues... i just dont understand what could be causing it
     

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