Do Computer Specs Affect Online Usage?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by waynechriss, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. waynechriss macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2009
    I was just wondering if slow internet happens from a slow computer as well as bad connection. I have no idea what's going on with both my Safari and Chrome browsers because I have cable internet and its not slow by any means but my browsers keep crashing (had to force quit out of safari 6 times in 2 minutes) or i see the dreaded beachball for more than five minutes. I don't know what's going on.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen

    What specs do you have then and what Mac OS X and Safari and Chrome versions are on your Mac?

    Do you have the latest compatible Flash update installed?
    Has a reset of the browsers helped anything?
    Have you tested the down/upload speed with yet?

    Btw, Flash is highly CPU intensive and depending on what Mac you have and what Flash website you visited, you can get crashes. I have a decent Mac, but when I want to watch the iPhone ads on, my Safari 5 crashes.

    Anyway, computer specs don't affect online usage, unless Flash is involved.

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