iMessage constantly hangs, freezes and uses massive resources

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by rayjay86, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    Hi all

    I've been using mountain lion since it came out. Running on a 2011 MBA, 256gb, i5 processor. Everything else runs smoothly (except sometimes Lightroom takes a while but I have a big catalog).

    Every time I open my MBA and wake from sleep, iMessage hangs. Sometimes I wont even start using iMessage, but since it is frozen, the mac fan spins up and the whole computer slows down and heats up. Finally when I go into activity monitor to figure it out, I realize iMessage is not responding.

    Several times now (and this is more recently) I have gotten an alert pop up saying "there is no more available memory" and then it gives me a list of active programs and iMessage is aways listed as not responding. Force quit sends everything back to normal and when I open iMessage again it is fine.

    Does anyone have any idea what is going on? I use it a fair amount from all my apple devices and mac.
     
  2. macrumors regular

    #2
    How much memory in the MBA anything to with pictures needs memory and lot of it to if are editing
     
  3. macrumors regular

    #3
    It has 4gb of memory, but this error occurs even before I open Lightroom to do any editing.

    It literally happened - the "you are out of system memory" alert and then subsequent "not responding" iMessage - just before I posted this (that was the last straw) and all I was doing was reading an article on a website.
     
  4. macrumors regular

    #4
    anyone?
     
  5. macrumors newbie

    #5
    I have identical problems to you. Same MBA as well apart from only 128GB HD on mine and I have Mountain Lion. But yes every time I wake from sleep I just have to quit iMessage/Message, then open again, then it usually hangs and takes up all the RAM (>2GB when I look on Activity Monitor), so I alt+right click force quit it, then I open it again and it works fine. Pretty much without fail I need to do this everytime.

    I'm sure there are a lot more people with this problem as well.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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  7. macrumors regular

    #7
    Here is a screenshot of what I had when I opened my mac for the first time today. Get your $*#t together Apple. I paid nearly $2000 for this whole computer setup. Less time suing people, more time working on your software.
     

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  8. macrumors 65816

    #8
    Messages for Mac takes the prize as the most glitchy, horrible piece of software Apple has released in the past year.
     

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