iMac Crawling - Firefox

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gotbuck, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. gotbuck macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    Quick question for you. I have a 4 year old C2D 20" iMac (4GB RAM) and have been noticing that my computer just CRAWLS when firefox is open. I've even had instances where the entire program stops responding. And when I type on the keyboard, it's like using a 486. My typing is way ahead of the output on the screen. I'm pretty sure that I'm not Jimmy John's fast.

    I regularly update everything on my computer and don't seem to have any physical memory issues (Memtest). Safari seems to work okay.

    Any thoughts on what is happening here? Is it Firefox or is it just the scapegoat to a large problem?

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Have you tried looking at activity monitor to see what's happening? What version of Firefox and OSx?
     
  3. gotbuck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jan 25, 2008
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    Thanks for the reply. I have no looked at Activity Monitor. I will do that and see.

    Sorry for not posting this information sooner (pretty important):
    As far as OSX - 10.6.9
    And the newest version of Firefox (off the top of my head I don't know what rev it is)
     

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