macrumors forums are resource intensive

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by jerwin, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    I've been noticing that threads on macrumors forums frequently will induce 100% load on a CPU core. I'm using safari. I'm using an iMac, so, I really don't have cause to complain, but there are people who use slower, battery powered devices.

    I'm talking about threads with a lot of embeds...
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm. I've never experienced this. The maximum CPU usage I've gotten from MacRumors has been about 4% (i.e. 32% of a virtual core... If my arithmetic isn't screwed, hehe).
     
  3. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    I've had the phenomenon, but not recently. It seems to be related to specific ads, rather than the forums as a whole.
     
  4. HDFan macrumors 6502

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    I had memory issues (MacRumor using 32 GB of memory) which caused my system to crash. It was suggested that I install an ad blocker. Installed Adblock Plus and haven't had any problems since.
     
  5. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    WOW 32GB of memory?! lol. That's amazing. haha. Alternative to ad blocker --- <cough> - Become a contributor and there will be no ads when you're browsing the forums and Macrumors gets funding. https://forums.macrumors.com/account/upgrades

    But an ad taking 32gb of memory - yeah totally understand adblock. That's horrible. :D
     
  6. HDFan macrumors 6502

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    I am a contributor.
     
  7. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm. My ads have always behaved nicely. Most be a region specific thing? Perhaps the ads that get served to people in specific areas are worse than other areas?
    In general on the web, I never use adblockers because my ads always behave nicely and I don't see the point. No full screen ones, not that many that track you, none that use a lot of resources.

    Also, since OS X/macOS uses virtual memory paging, even incredibly high memory usage shouldn't crash the system. I mean, maybe if it's more than your free hard drive space + RAM combined, but that should be rather unlikely. And even then there should be safeguards so only the one process causing issues should quit. Weird.
     
  8. HDFan macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, very weird. My internal SSD is small (1 TB) but I do have 64 GB of RAM. I would get the "out of application memory" error message even though activity monitor showed that there was some free memory left. Once that error occurs even if I kill Safari and free up all that memory most of the remaining applications aren't responding and I have to reboot.
     

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