988 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2011 8:09 AM by Allan Jones
As of late the computer has become increasingly prone to freezing for between 10 -20 seconds
Make sure there's enough free disk space.
Right or control click the MacintoshHD icon. Click Get Info. In the Get Info window you will see Capacity and Available. *Make sure you always have a minimum of 15% free disk space.*
I find Safari 5 doesn't play well with my PowerPC processors any more.
I recently upgraded a fairly fast G4 PowerMac to 10.5.8. Under Tiger, Safari 4.1.3 shows little Safari activity when its idling in the background and, when active, the CPU temps stay in the 95G range. In 10.5, Safari will use 70-90 percent of the CPU cycles even when idling in the background and the CPU temps run to 110-112F. I have no third-party add-ons and run a very lean browser set-up.
FireFox 3.6 and Camino 2.0.7 do not show this behavior under Leopard; they run just as they do under Tiger. I've not found a fix--I think Apple is writing the PPC processor out of Safari.
My fix was to leave Tiger installed on a second internal drive and boot to it for my Safari work, which is most of my browsing.
Safari 5.0.4 in 64-bit mode is a perfect gentleman on my Intel Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo running 10.6.7. No CPU hogging according to Activity Monitor.