Surfing slowed to a crawl

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dawgfan, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. dawgfan macrumors 6502

    dawgfan

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    #1
    Yesterday my MacBook started having trouble loading web pages. I've shutdown and rebooted, but even today it is crawling. It's over 3 years old and never had any issues. What steps should I take to investigate the problem?
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    Have you rebooted your modem and/or router?

    Run Activity Monitor and see if anything is eating processor cycles.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    You might want to clear out your browser's cache, history, cookies, etc. as well just to be sure

    Or try another browser to compare
     
  4. dawgfan thread starter macrumors 6502

    dawgfan

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    Thanks. I downloaded Onyx and ran some of the cleaning utilities. Things have improved. I'm confused because I thought the Mac cleared the cache regularly.

    Are there any other packages people buy/run for routine maintenance?
     

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