3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 13, 2012 9:42 AM by B.Taylor
B.Taylor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My 2008 Mac Pro with OSX 10.6.8 Model 3.1 just started to 'hang" for about 40 secs. periodically while browsing any website. Problem occurs with both Safari 5.7.1 and with Firefox. Internal temps appear to be OK. You can browse OK for a few seconds or so then it will hang again, then will be OK for a few seconds then will hang again. I haven't added or removed anything at all for several days. Tried restarting computer and doing an SMC reset with no help.

Anybody have any ideas?

 

Thanks for any help,

 

B. Taylor


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: 2008 Mac Pro Hangs
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,605 points)

    If instaled, try temporarily disabling anti virus software.

     

    If you don't have a/v software installed, try a different DNS server.

     

    Open System Preferences / Preferences then select the Network tab. Click the Advanced tab then click the DNS tab.

     

    Click +

     

    Enter these addresses exactly as you see them here.

     

    208.67.222.222

     

    Click +

     

    208.67.220.220

     

    Then click OK.

     

    More about OpenDNS here.

     

    Try a browser.

  • 2. Re: 2008 Mac Pro Hangs
    B.Taylor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Carolyn Samit:

     

    Thanks for your response. I will try this and see what happens.

     

    B. Taylor

  • 3. Re: 2008 Mac Pro Hangs
    B.Taylor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Carolyn Samit:

     

    I forgot that I had a program called "Rapport" running that I had downloaded months ago with no problems since.

    I disabled Rapport and my problem seems to have been resolved. I then re-enabled Rapport and so far the trouble has not returned. I am thinking that maybe it updated itself automatically and that update caused issues until it was stopped and then restarted.

     

    Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it.

     

    B. Taylor