Applications continually crashing

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  1. wintersweater macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I've had my macbook for about a year but ever since the most recent osx combined update, applications on my macbook crash continually. Safari maybe once every 5 minutes, Firefox less so. The more demanding the program, the more frequent the crashes become. Mac os itself actually crashes fairly often too.

    I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.8. I upgraded both my ram and hard drive personally when I got my laptop, but i've never had problems before the update and both sets of hardware were compatible. (i forget the technical spec).

    Could someone help?
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    Have you tried repairing permissions and reinstalling those apps?
     
  3. wintersweater thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that appeared to work for a bit, but they still crash (although it took longer than usual after I did the permissions). My HD makes quite a lot of noise when i'm opening up demanding applications. not sure if its normal.
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    What kind of Mac do you have? Have you reinstalled the applications?
     
  5. celticpride678

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    Have you tried removing the troubled applications and then reinstalling them?

    EDIT: Two great minds think alike right, jmann?:p
     
  6. wintersweater thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have an intel macbook (MacBook 4,1)

    I don't know about that, this happens to quite a lot of applications. I tried reinstalling one of the big offenders (football manager 2008), and this did nothing to resolve the problem. This didn't work with safari either. I'm just wondering if I could upload error reports that someone could make sense of or something?
     
  7. celticpride678

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    Go to: Library/Logs and post all logs in all folders.
     
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