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  1. #1

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    Jul 01, 2011
    Speedy new MBP slows down in face of *gifs
    hello all,

    I have a BTO MBP 13" corei5, with 128gb SSD, and I upgraded the RAM to 8gb. So it should be fast but in Safari when I am looking at sites with gifs on them the scrolling and overall computer experience is very, very slow. What gives this machine should be plenty fast, right?

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    Oct 19, 2008
    Early 2015 13" rMBP
    Do you have a sample that we can take a look at?

    In my experience, it's never really slowed down my machine but may slow down the browser for a moment or two while it loads (people really need to stop making animated gifs). Have you tried another browser? Some browsers tend to handle certain content better than others. For instance, Silverlight runs considerably better in Safari than other browsers for some reason.
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    Jun 27, 2011
    Late 2013 MBP 15" I7 2.3 Ghz 16 GB Ram 500 GB SSD Retina
    I don't use the Safari browser. It is slow and not very feature rich as compared to Firefox. I would try Firefox or others and see if they work better for you!

    15 " 2013 MBP OS X Ver. 10.9.1 16 GB Memory, 500 GB SSD, Retina, 2.3 Ghz I7, 30GB IPhone 5, 2012 Mini Cooper JCW Coupe, 2014 Toyota Corolla, 2007 Trailblazer, 2 RC Planes, 1 fantastic wife who puts up with my toys. Still Married After 30 Years.

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    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Safari doesn't like gifs apparently.

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    Member Since
    Apr 18, 2011
    Try using a different browser; I use Chrome myself. Make sure to give the browser a good minute to load (check the browser load progress in the tab or whatever). It lags a bit on mine when first loading but after a few seconds (depending on how many GIFs there are) they will run smoothly.

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