crashing after 2 or 3 days

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jnguyen4, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. jnguyen4 macrumors 6502


    Aug 27, 2006
    hi im using a macbook with only 512 mb of ram. i know that that is not enough. before i had a post asking why my computer messes up after 24 hours of being on. they recommended me not to use limewire and install another program called acqlite. that program lets my computer stay on for about 3 days. so now... i do not run any programs like that but it still seems to mess up after a couple days of being on. should i just shut down my computer everynight to avoid this happening? thanx
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Not enough RAM makes a computer slow, but it won't make it crash. It is not enough not to stop running bad programs, the damage is done. If you can, reinstall the the system.
  3. jnguyen4 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 27, 2006
    say i do reinstall the whole system.. how do i backup my whole harddrive to put into the new system?
  4. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2006
    Well, you'll either have to burn stuff to discs or get a portable Hard Drive. An iPod might work, depending on the size.

    But you can also do an "Archive and Install." this saves all your old files in a folder AND reinstalls the system. I would try that first.

    2-3 days is definately NOT normal. My record is 40 days, 22 hours, and 27 minutes. So you should definately be able to run longer without a reboot.

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