Firefox and Safari CPU drain.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Laco, May 22, 2008.

  1. Laco macrumors 6502

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    So this is my problem...If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them. Thank you in advance.

    A few times a day Firefox (Safari does the exact same thing) drains a hundred percent of my CPU (as stated on my activity monitor) which causes my whole macbook to slow down and my fan to go crazy. This last from a few minutes to 10 minutes or more. Originally i thought that it had something to do with the number of tabs that i have open (which sometimes is over 20 or 30) but then i noticed that this happens even if i have only 3 or 4 tabs open.

    Do you have any ideas?

    thank so you so much!
     
  2. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    Does it happen when you visit sites that use Flash? That tends to increase CPU usage quite a bit.
     
  3. GuillaumeB macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    same here! Im not getting either...
     
  4. GuillaumeB macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    Firefox on Mac is really bad! Safari is a bit cooler though.
    I mean those perfs are not acceptable. Not sure what Opera is like. I might try it out
     
  5. Babooshka macrumors 6502

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    I had that so i got Minefield (the Cacao version of Firefox). Or get Bokeh? it freezes apps to free up your CPU
     

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