OSX Tiger randomly skipping/stuttering/freezing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Trouserpants, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Trouserpants macrumors newbie

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    Usually my G5 runs smooth as baby's behind but lately its been a bit jilted and has been freezing for a few seconds at seemingly random intervals.
    I don't think it's a hardware problem, Windows seems to be working ok.
    When I'm performing a simple task like typing in a URL or dragging a file to another location it will sometimes stop responding and give me the spinning beachball.
    It doesn't stop running alltogether; iTunes for instace will keep playing during this period, and I can move the mouse around etc.
    I notice it the most when I'm watching flash video like on youtube... the video - despite being completely loaded - will sometimes freeze and then resume a little further into the video. Very annoying.
    I know this is a pretty broad problem but can anyone offer any advice? I havn't really done anything to it lately apart from install a security update.
     
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