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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:13 PM   #1
Eathan74
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Freezing - 2012 MBA

Hey guys,

This is my 3rd Macbook (previously had the original white Macbook and then the 13" Macbook Pro).

Freezes on my previous Mac's were very rare, in fact, I find it hard to remember having any.

Since getting my 2012 13" Macbook Air (256GB, 4GB, 1.8ghz i5) I've been having more frequent crashes, maybe one or two a month. It's hard to pinpoint exactly what I'm doing when it happens although yesterday I was watching a video clip on cnn.com and had a wack of video's downloading on "Transmission".

I didn't get a grey screen, my computer literally just froze.

Anyone else having these issues or know of any possible causes?

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Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:04 AM   #2
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I'm guessing nobody has replied because nobody has anything helpful to say...this certainly isn't normal, that is for sure.

Have you tried opening up the console logs or watching the processes in the Activity Monitor, both before and after crashes? It sounds like you can reliably reproduce the freezez/crashes, so that might be a first step.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:07 AM   #3
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Mountain Lion?

Don't say, it's buggy like hell.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 10:17 AM   #4
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You say you were watching a video and downloading others using transmission. So does the freeze happen only when you are doing network intensive stuff or even when not using the internet?

Of course watch the activity monitor and your memory usage as you are doing those things and see where the bottleneck is.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:42 PM   #5
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I have a 2012 13" MBA that freezes more and more often. I am at the point now where it's nearly once per day. I don't use anything too intense; Photoshop, Flash, Spotify, Safari & Notes are my main programs. I get a fair amount of "coloured wheel of death"s and quite a lot of "application closed unexpectedly" which is pissing me off. The worst though is when the computer freezes altogether. It only happens once every week or two but it's a ball-ache as there is absolutely nothing I can do but hold the power button down until it turns off.

All started when I upgraded to ML...
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All started when I upgraded to ML...
Yikes! I'm glad I stuck with Snow Leopard...does it strike anybody else as non-sensical for Apple to keep releasing new OS's (which we know will be buggy for months), while barely fixing all the bugs in the previous OS. I heard Lion was not bug-free, either.
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