Web Browsing -- is this normal HD activity?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ryvius, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. Ryvius macrumors member

    May 4, 2004
    I use Firefox primarily, but I've tested this out in Safari and its the same.

    Frequently when I try to load pages or go from link to link (google.com ->google news for instance) there's a freeze of up to 45-60 seconds where the browser freezes and my HD is being accessed like crazy.

    This doesn't happen when I'm in Firefox in Windows XP (using Bootcamp) and its driving me bonkers.

    Is this normal? Am I being impatient or is something up?

    I'm on a latest rev 15" C2D MBP with 2 gigs of ram.
  2. McGarvels macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    That it not normal. Did this happen right after you installed Firefox? If so, I'd try repairing permissions...Good Luck. Report back if this helps.

  3. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2004
    American living in Canada
    Wow, with that much RAM, that's quite odd. I was first thinking it was something with virtual memory until I noticed the 2 gigs.
  4. Bwebb macrumors member

    Dec 17, 2006
    New England
    Mine is same, MBP C2D 2.16, 1g ram, running Safari, no HD activity while browsing (that I can hear).

    Good luck

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