Safari Frozen With New Mavericks Update

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  1. TRDGT4Writer macrumors regular

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    Hey Mac Pros of Macrumors,

    I'm having the most frustrating time with Safari from the new update that was released a few weeks ago and it seizes everytime I launch it now. I've tried clearing the cache and anything that's related to Safari. I've also disabled extensions but it didn't seize up before I had this problem. Before the update, it ran fine.

    Safari uses up the 4GB of RAM that's factory installed and the Virtual Memory goes to 9.13GBs and rises! This laptop is borrowed from a friend whose letting me use it until my own computer gets back from the shop. She told me to install the updates.

    When it's not activated, everything returns to normal. I know 16GB of RAM will cure 90% of most problems but I'm afraid the 16GB/RAM won't solve this. However, I know I could be wrong. Please help :(

    P.S: Firefox and Chrome don't do this.

    Macbook Pro Specs:
    Macbook Pro 13 (MacBookPro9,2) • 2.5GHz i5 • 4GB RAM (Factory) • 500GB Toshiba MK5065GSXF Media (Factory) • OSX 10.9.5 Mavericks
     

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  3. TRDGT4Writer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just in case anyone is wondering which update was it, it was this (see screenshot):


    How is Yosemite? Is it better than Mavericks? I heard 10.10.3 is the best because it still has iPhoto and it runs very well. 10.10.4 renamed iPhoto to Photos I think.
     

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  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    That's an oceanload of memory getting hammered. Very unusual.

    Things to try:

    1) Restart the Mac with the option 'Reopen windows when logging back in' disabled
    2) Check for any addons/plugins in Safari
    3) Verify the hard-drive is OK by downloading SMART Utility, if you get anything other than 'Passed' you need to replace the HDD
    4) Verify the disk in Disk Utility - any red writing?
    5) Repair disk permissions & restart - any better?

    Speak soon.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Although some users have had problems with Yosemite, the vast majority seem fine with it.

    10.10.4 does not replace iPhoto. It just adds Photos. So once you install 10.10.4 you will still have iPhoto and can continue using it.
     
  6. TRDGT4Writer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here's the result of 3 and 4 of your checklist:

    1, 2, 5 are in progress...
     

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  7. TRDGT4Writer thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've also did a PRAM flush and it seemed fine until I launched Safari. This is why I wish Apple Inc was owned by MacRumors and other Mac enthusiasts. That way it works after an update. :cool:
     
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    Is there a way to get rid of SMART Utility?
     
  9. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Delete it. It doesn't install anything, just runs locally.
     
  10. Xde macrumors member

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    What is your actual Safari Version?
    For Mavericks the latest version is 9.1.3
     

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