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I've tried looking all over the place for an answer but I couldn't. Anyways, my eMac recently has been unable to go on any sites with flash. I can't even watch youtube videos! I use Safari, and downgraded to Flash 9. Firefox and Camino just run even worse. Any ideas?
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You Tube videos will not play at all or lag? What is the lag like? Out of sync or just frame dropping?
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the youtube videos are extremely laggy/choppy but the audio playback is perfectly fine.
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Run a Repair Permissions from 1) OnyX (preferably) or 2) Disk Utilities, to stabilise the changes you've made.

Run a hardware check from your Mac's Install Disk 1. Verify, and then Repair, if necessary, any disk/hardware issues found.
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Hmm didnt work. Also, it seems any page with a flash ad loads about 5-6 seconds slower than a page without.
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Flash uses an insane amount of CPU. Check the Activity Monitor to see what your CPU usage is when you access flash. Are other processes running that could be chewing up precious CPU cycles?

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OK, this may sound silly, but you said that you rolled back the version of Flash. Did you try installing the very newest version?

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Can I just get a sense of the specs of your Mac? Flash is a resource hog but you should not be having problems this severe.

Did you change or do anything with your Mac just before this started to happen (since it seems to have started all of a sudden)?

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I upgraded to the newest version and it still has the same problem. things ive done recently hmm.. ive upgraded my safari? maybe thats it?
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hey everyone, sorry for the double post, but i still have this problem.

ive tried upgrading to safari 4 beta but that didnt work. also when i look at the activity monitor safari uses about 50% -> 80% of the cpu while on flash heavy sites (for example... omgpop.com). can my emac just not handle these sites anymore?
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It's possible that Flash is taking too many of your system resources although this sounds unlikely if it is just happening now. Were you using an even older version like 8 before?

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well i just tried to downgrade to 8 but i dont think i had 8, because a lot of the sites that i go to said i needed to upgrade to 10. so i think it was 9. im not really sure what i did... i did all the software upgrades
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hey all, i switched to Opera and it helped A LOT.. so i guess ill just stick with opera for now.
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