anyone running macOS running into a lot of force reboots/crashes?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by dictoresno, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. dictoresno macrumors 601

    dictoresno

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    I've noticed a few crashes and forced reboots with macOS. ran the last few PB without an issue and El Captain ran fine before. It seems the whole system is slow and laggy (2010 MBP). Twice before, I tried updating iTunes through the app store and both times, during install, the computer crashed and rebooted itself. Anyone else having these issues?
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    All 10.12 Beta and GM works well so far. The early beta of course has some annoying bugs, but never crash. And this GM is the best GM I've ever have.
     
  3. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Hard disk or solid state? How much memory?

    Does kernel_task use more CPU than you expect?
     
  4. dictoresno thread starter macrumors 601

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    HDD, mid 2010 MacBook Pro, 4 GB RAM. and I don't see "kernel_task" anywhere in the activity monitor. theres no abnormal CPU usage.
     
  5. rweed macrumors member

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    Running 16A322 (GM). I usually have 6-8 accounts logged into at once as I'm running various things. I've never had an issue with this until Sierra. Once I log in to the 7th or 8th account, I start getting "keychain 'login' not found" errors for that login and any subsequent login. It's not a problem with the account because, if I log into the accounts in reverse order, I see the problem in an account that worked the first time.

    Happens on both Late 2012 iMac and Late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina. Seems like you're only allowed 6 or 7 logins now.

    Once the problem occurs, it's almost as if encryption stops working.

    Regards, Rick
     
  6. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    1. View menu
    2. All Processes
    3. then with the Search field you should find kernel_task
     
  7. dictoresno thread starter macrumors 601

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    Just started beach balling a lot and this is what I'm seeing all of a sudden

    [​IMG]
     
  8. dictoresno thread starter macrumors 601

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    Right now, it's 2.0% or less but I'm not beachballing now. CPU time for it is 8:49.09.

    When I beachball it goes up to 30%
     
  9. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    OP wrote (about his configuration):
    "HDD, mid 2010 MacBook Pro, 4 GB RAM"

    That isn't "enough".
    You need 8gb of RAM -and- an SSD.

    Otherwise, you're not going to get performance out of it that is "satisfyingly enough".

    Since the advent of Mavericks, Apple's engineers apparently have designed the Mac OS to "run its best" on hardware platforms that have both an SSD and a larger compliment of RAM.

    This isn't to say that the OS will run on an older Mac -- it will. But the user experience will feel less like "running", and more like "walking".

    I realize that the "perception of speed" from the user's viewpoint is a highly personal matter, and what "feels slow" to me may not for you.

    My opinion only.
    Others will disagree.
    Some will disagree vehemently.
     
  10. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    Running the GM and have had an issue with a second monitor, resetting SMC (turn off, unplug power for 15 seconds, turn on) fixed that, still having an issue with Safari hanging while loading webpages but no beachballs or GSoDs. Running 27" iMac 3TB Fusion drive 2012.
     
  11. dictoresno thread starter macrumors 601

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    well installed an SSD today and a fresh installation of macOS. no beach balling now!!

    even though the computer is SATA and not SATA 3, its still very quick, much more noticeably vs the HDD.
     
  12. Mollan macrumors regular

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    I noticed many random crashes with the GM. It's already the third time that the MBPr runs out of application memory (16 Gb)!

    On the same side, it's annoying that I have to reboot often due to the fact that the SSD fills with temporary files that occupy all the 10-20 Gb free that I have once I reboot...
     
  13. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    No random crashes here and I'm using 4 GB RAM and an HDD on an early 2011 MacBook Pro. In fact macOS Sierra has been much more solid that El Capitan was at this point. Loving it so far.
     

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