4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 24, 2011 9:00 AM by chrispfeiffer21
Philly Union Level 1 Level 1
My macbook is about 7 months and recently out of no where it has been freezing, being very slow, takes long to load videos etc. When I change pages the screen will freeze and become black and distorted. It is not just when I am on the internet either, but when I am opening or closing applications. Some people have said try closing applications sometimes it slows everything down, but I have tried that and it hasnt helped. I rarely turn off my computer, and always have it plugged in, i dont know if that has any effect.

I often have to force quit out of safari when switching from pages or clicking on links. And just yesterday I was on a page where there was a link, but I did not click the link but switched to my favorites page, then my screen went black and for about a second an image came up of what the link to the website would have been.

I have tried using onyX to clean up my computer, but I do not see any improvement.

If anyone could help I would be willing to pay over paypal, I really do not feeling like paying apple to help with me with this when I doubt they can.


macbook, iOS 4
  • chrispfeiffer21 Level 1 Level 1
    Try looking at Activity Monitor, in the Utilities folder under Applications, see what may be absorbing your CPU usage, otherwise a fresh install of Mac OS X? You could try update it to the latest version, that could help.
  • Philly Union Level 1 Level 1
    all i have open is itunes mail and safari all with under 1% of CPU usage... anyway i could have a virus or bug?
  • Philly Union Level 1 Level 1
    actually now that I have been monitoring my usage I see my cpu from safari jumps from .8% and bounces all over the place even to 72%. seems like such a large range!

    Is this normal?!
  • chrispfeiffer21 Level 1 Level 1
    Sounds like a bug or glitch...try using Apple Software Update to update all your applications...obviously, this is normal when loading a flash graphic or youtube video but if your just emailing and browsing, then it isn't normal.

    Btw, I like Safari a lot, but I generally use Chrome, it is lighter on resources, I find and snappier. But the choice is yours

    But UPDATE, maybe the CPU glitch will be fixed...those sort of glitches are very common, its just they don't affect everybody which makes them difficult to fix