Beach balls all over...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dilgit, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. dilgit macrumors regular

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    I get beach balls every now and than for no reason. I had 10 today. Even if I try to install a new software and even if I do nothing, or try to save a file or change a web site on Chrome. Every time this happens I have to force shutdown. It seems to me that there's something wrong with my 256SSD drive. Any ideas?
     
  2. DoubleVision19 macrumors member

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    Have you tried running from an external drive (clean install of OSX)? I'd run a diagnostic on your RAM also.
     
  3. dilgit thread starter macrumors regular

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    I clean installed ML on the same ssd but to no avail. How do I check my ram? I have 16GB?
     
  4. DoubleVision19 macrumors member

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    A clean install on the SSD won't do any good if the SSD is faulty. You will need to have another copy of the OS on a different drive to test that theory.

    You can run Memtest+ to see if you RAM passes or not.
     
  5. dilgit thread starter macrumors regular

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    I upgraded Crucial SSD firmware and the problem is gone!! It's been more than 10 hours now since the upgrade and no beachballs anymore.
     

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