Pages slow to load and spinning beachball

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by muzik1974, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. muzik1974 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2009 unibody Macbook pro and this week it has started to run slowly.
    The main problem is webpages taking ages to load up. These are normal websites that I look at all the time usually without any problem..BBC, Google, Apple as an example. What happens is I click on the bookmark and the address bar changes to that site but the blue bar fills up to about 1/4 and the spinning thing at the end just spins..If I leave it for 5 mins it will eventually load but I have also found clicking stop and reload makes it load quicker.
    I have checked the connection and that is fine, speed is the same as it always is. Using the same wifi signal I can get onto them fine with my iphone.
    Since I have had this problem I have got the spinning beachball alot more than normal..
    The activity monitor does not show up anything hogging the memory. I have 232GB of disk space, Memory is showing free 998MB, Used 787MB.

    I would be very grateful for any help or advice to solve this problem
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. muzik1974 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply
    I have reset safari and emptied cache and cleared cookies already.
    Will have a look at the DNS settings to see if that helps
     
  4. muzik1974 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Changed the DNS settings and still the same problem..
    I have snow leopard on order and then will upgrade to Lion so that may help..
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you check out the other tips? Restart your computer?
     
  6. muzik1974 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I found the tips page when I did a search on here the other day and still had the problem.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What ad-blockers, extensions or plug-ins do you have installed in your browser? Try disabling all of them and see how the sites load.
     
  8. muzik1974 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do not have any ad-blockers. How do I check extensions and plug ins? I have not installed anything recently
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're running Safari, go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
    For plug-ins, go to Safari > Help > Installed Plug-ins.
     
  10. muzik1974 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No extensions.
    Plug-ins are
    Div X Webplayer
    Facebook Video calling
    iPhotoPhotocast
    Quartz composer
    Quicktime
    Silverlight
    Switchable Java for webkit
    Verified download

    Are they normal plug ins? Cannot see how to disable them though
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I don't use the Facebook Video calling, but I know the others are normal. You could try removing that one, to see if it helps. However, based on what you posted, I don't think your problem is there. How to Remove Safari Plug-ins

    Based on what you've said, I see no reason why you should still be having this problem, if you've followed all the suggestions accurately. Try resetting your router.
     
  12. muzik1974 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for trying.. Will have to keep searching for the cause
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you reset your router, as suggested?
     
  14. muzik1974 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I had tried that.
     
  15. macinslosher macrumors newbie

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    Same problem on macbook pro running 10.5.8 osx

    I have this exact problem. Slow initial page loads. I've tried everything that I can find: DNS numbers. switched internet providers. upgraded to mac airport extreme router. replaced the airport card twice (Neither one of the replacements worked long term so I put the original back in. Both replacements would drop connectivity after a period of time and could not reconnect without a total computer reset). Resetting safari. Deleting cookies. yada yada... Nothing has made any difference. These are the same fixes that the geniuses at the mac store perform as well. Of course my computer seems to function perfectly at the macstore so I don't feel like they take the problem seriously. My theory is that their internet service is fast enough that whatever is holding me back isn't noticeable. Not a great theory I know. I'm also running bootcamp which allows me to surf using the windows platform and ironically surfing on IE on the windows platform seems to be faster. I've been dealing with this for years and I'm beginning to think that there is some deeper rooted flaw in the osx that's causing the problem. I'm really at a loss how to proceed. Anybody with a miracle cure? Other than a new computer.
     

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