safari quitting unexpectedly

Discussion in 'iMac' started by krishk24, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. krishk24 macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2011
    now and then safari (version 5.0.6) quits unexpectedly. this happens 2-3 times day (3 hrs/day usage)

    the specs for my mac are attached.

    what do i do ?


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  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    Your computer is almost certainly starving for RAM. 1GB was a very small amount of RAM 4 years ago, you should upgrade to the maximum your machine will support.

    Check Activity Monitor (Applications - Utilities - Activity Monitor) when the computer is operating normally and see how much Free RAM it has. As a general rule of thumb if it has 500MB or less it's time for an upgrade. You will find the amount of Free RAM by clicking the System Memory tab in AM.
  3. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010

    1GB is within spec for leopard, but I don't think SL or Lion would be fun on that.

    Check activity monitor for ram. Check how your cpu cycles look there. If you're low on ram and incurring pageouts on an older hard drive that could do it. I'm thinking there's just as much of a chance of it being weighed down with flash or browser addons.
  4. keywest macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2012
    ours quits too, 10.4.11

    Our mac os continues to quit with the error of 10.4.11 a lot. Someone tell me why, and also we can not receive updates since 09
  5. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    That's your OS version most likely.


    Hangs are going to happen on a Mac with only 1GB Memory. To minimize have nothing else open. 1 app at a time.
    The random quits could be a corrupted preference file or a 3rd party extension.
    Try moving your /Home/Library/Preferences/ to the desktop and restart Safari. It'll create a new fresh .plist.
    If you still have crashes move the .plist back.

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