Safari causing overload and overheat???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by PowerFullMac, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    I have a latest gen MacBook with Leopard and all the updates installed, and for some reason Safari has randomly caused my computer to heat up, make a LOT of noise before it stopped responding. As soon as this happened, the CPU usage went right down back to normal and the noise stopped.

    Also, last night I was watching a flash video (via Safari) and it was going mad!

    Here are some screenshots, the first two are when I was using Safari last one is when it was closed.
     

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  2. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Try dropping Safari into Appcleaner. Then redownloading Safari.

    Also Flash is piss poor under OS X thanks to Adobe.
     
  3. Jonnyfive macrumors regular

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    wow that is really odd... have you tried firefox just to see what it does.?
     
  4. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Couldnt I just reset it? I dont wanna get rid of all my data (bookmarks etc.)

    Yeah I know Flash sucks but it dosent go like usually while I am on YouTube etc.

    I might, thing is it dosent happen straight away, its only after a few hours of use... If it happens again I will use Firefox.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    All signs point to Adobe Flash.
     
  6. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    I wasent watching a Flash video when it happened just now, though.
     
  7. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    Flash banner ads? Flash website interface?
     
  8. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    There where probably banner ads, but they have never caused that before! I have used the sites I have had open a lot and had all kind of crappy ads come up but none has ever done that!
     
  9. indefatigable macrumors member

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    A lot can depend on how the Flash is scripted. Crazy script can cause browsers to work overtime. Movies are fairly straightforward.

    I research browser games as my current job. Some of the ones in Flash cause my powerbook to get ripping hot in seemingly no time at all. I've always blamed shoddy coding.
     

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