Safari Stalling whole computer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sammyman, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes when I open safari, it stalls my computer for literally 2-4 minutes! It is extremely annoying. During that time, I can't open any apps, can't relaunch finder, can't force quit safari. I am basically stuck waiting for it to get itself out of being stalled.

    Any ideas why this might be happening?
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    seems like your out of RAM (memory)!

    can you do this for me?

    open up "activity monitor" which can be found in applications->utilities. then when that opens up hit the "memory" tab, and read out all that information.. should help.
     
  3. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I will leave that open and try to monitor when it happens again. I have 4gb of RAM, and this usually happens when only safari, mail, and maybe chrome are open together. Right now it shows that I am using 60MB in Safari, and 1.5GB total.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hmm interseting.

    do you use top sites? if so, disable it.
     
  5. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do use top sites. It is now disabled. Do you think that could be the culprit?
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    it could indeed, i have come across a lot of users trying to disable it and then everything works ok..
     

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