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system lockup when running firefox and itunes


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seems that every time I run these two programs, my mac freezes/locks up.

have to shut down holding the power button. only way to get out of it.

ittunes 10x and firefox 20....

how can I find out what is causing it? I think it's itunes personally. if I just run firefox without itunes it dont seem to lock up.

any ideas how to troubleshoot and fix this? Im not upgrading to itunes 11 because I had it and hated it, went back to itunes 10.

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What happens if you run another browser along with iTunes? For example, run Safari or Chrome together with iTunes? Also, how much memory and hard drive space do you have?
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2 gigs memory, 203 GB hd space left. Ive had safari and camino open with itunes and it's never happened that I can recall. I'm only using 2 extensions and 2 plugins on firefox. firefox has been a memory hog, uses 401MB real memory and 312mb virtual memory.

just getting tired of it id like to get to the bottom of it if I can. (may upgrade my RAM soon 2gb is not much).
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I certainly would upgrade the memory to 4 GB if possible. I don't know if Firefox is anymore a memory hog than Safari but if Safari works better for you alongside of iTunes, then I would start using it rather than FF.
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