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Posted - 2011.02.24 11:58:00 - [1]

I think i have been experiencing a number of issues due to heat and my macbook pro.... (and the crapness of the latest release).
It is an old one - one of the first released- are core duo may 2006 . Its always run really hot...
Lots of graphics glitches, lots of crashing to desktop, lots of generally annoying crap. Still most of this is ccps fault - but not all.
Also the cpu temp hovers at around 97 degrees (centigrade).
I decided to take it apart and fiddle with it yesterday - check the fans clean it out.
No difference at all. I re-thermal pasted about 6 months ago.
Got really ****ed off.
decided to actually serious look at cpu usage - found that firefox was using 50% of cpu all the time.
I run firefox with around 12 open tabs - but assumed while it was not active app - it would go into a low cpu state.
Er no.
Switched to google chrome a few process using 2.0% cpu when not active app.
Performance much improved - still quite a few crashes, but far less heat being generated.
Temp is now down into the 80s (most of the time).

Jefferson H Clay
Posted - 2011.03.03 02:37:00 - [2]

Firefox seems to get really upset sometimes. I've noticed with the beta's of 4 it's the "Firefox Plugin Process" that goes out of control.

Now I've not exactly poked at it with a large stick but... name me a browser plugin that likes to eat CPU and zombie for no apparent reason?

Yeah. It's bloody Flash up to no good.

Chrome might be keeping Flash under a tighter leash or eventually will go nuts and seemingly eat your system alive.

Queen Koecoe
Posted - 2011.03.29 21:49:00 - [3]

Fire the fox

Many peoples opinions in not so few words about a few of the browsers

Explore = If you want your computer to explode then keep using it.
Fire Fox = If you want a good nights sleep, because of how long it takes to load, then keep using it. You might get to the site you want by time you wake up the next day.
Google Chrome = Fast, reliable, but still has bugs that are being worked out that cause it to crash.
Safari = By far the fastest and most reliable of all the browsers, but not all sites welcome it.
So if you have to go to a site that isn't safari friendly then ditch the fox and use the chrome.


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