Increased CPU Usage in Safari Update (5.1.1)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by electrotech555, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. electrotech555 macrumors newbie

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    So, from what I have read, Apple has split Safari into two separate processes, which are "Safari" and "WebProcess", and I also think that the "Plugin Process" is involved due to flash. For some reason Safari is taking up a lot of CPU speed, and about a GB of memory. Has anybody heard anything about a solution to the excessive cpu speed hogging of safari in a future update? Do you think because of Apple's hardware upgrades that they will expand their power with their apps and leave us C2D users in the dust?
    Thanks,
    Austin
    BTW: I am using an iMac 2ghz C2D 2.5GB Ram (Which runs Lion flawlessly :D)
     

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  3. electrotech555 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Flashayer Plugin

    I have the flash player Plugin installed.
     
  4. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Safari does use a lot of ram depending on your system, clean installs are more stable and have less issues. I would add more ram. You are not alone here. For flash I would use Google Chrome.
     
  5. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

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    Or better yet, just get the ClickToFlash extension.
     
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  7. Mark Petereit macrumors newbie

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    I tracked my issue down to one outdated Safari extension. Uninstalled it and the problem went away!
     

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