Safari so slow on new MacBook Pro. Advice?

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  1. malch macrumors 6502

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    Hi there,
    I have my old G4 powerbook and my new MacBook Pro sitting side by side, and Safari is snappy and fast on my powerbook compared to the new machine... I don't understand.
    Any suggestions?
    I have what's supposed to be high-speed internet, and it is quite fast on the pb, but it takes five or ten (or more) seconds for a page to load on the MBP, unless I've just been on that page.
    Thanks for any advice,
    malch
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    are they running the same version of safari? and same version of OSX?
     
  3. malch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good point, clevin.
    Safari 3.0.4 on my powerbook (running Tiger)
    Safari 3.1 on my MBP (running Leopard).
    It shouldn't be slower on a MacBook Pro, should it?
    malch
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    some users do have problem with leopard+safari3.1.

    after u do

    reset safari
    clear safari cache, cookie,
    reboot everything
    install all the patches
    tried it in a different network environment
    checked DNS
    tried a new account
    repair permission and disk
    (reinstall leopard if u feel its warranted)

    not much i can think of
     
  5. malch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for your help. I just read another thread on MacRumors, on the subject of Firefox vs. Safari, in which other users complain about Safari 3.1 being slow.
    Might have to give FF a try.
    cheers,
    malch
     
  6. socamx macrumors 6502

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    Safari isn't running in Rosetta mode is it?

    Do File menu: Get Info on Safari in the finder, verify that it isn't checked off to run in Rosetta mode.
     
  7. malch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks socamx, but no, it's not running under Rosetta.
    Very annoying the way it hangs there for such a long time before loading some (not all) pages. But I see others are complaining about the same thing, with version 3.1
    I did try Omniweb, but it was also slow.
    malch
     
  8. cmcbridejr macrumors 6502a

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    Have you restarted your computer since the update to 3.1?

    My iMac was running painfully slow after the update until I restarted the computer. Dramatic difference!

    Safari 3.1 screams and is without a doubt the fastest mainstream browser.
     
  9. malch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi there,
    Yes, I've tried re-booting. It seems to load fast, and then, if I try to check out one of these MacRumors forums, for example, it hangs...
    I installed Microsoft Office 2008 yesterday. Do you think that could have something to do with it?
    malch
     
  10. skateguy macrumors newbie

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  11. malch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Don't ask me why - - because I don't know - - but Safari is now pretty fast...
    Maybe it was a problem with my service provider? I know I went through a phase where I was being asked for my password in Mail, repeatedly... I just had to keep entering it.
    Anyway, I hope it lasts... and I hope other people who've been experiencing slowdowns also see some improvement.
    cheers,
    malch
     
  12. Devils macrumors newbie

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