Bizarre OSX Issues..

SSpiro

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 30, 2007
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Atlanta, GA
Issues just started today on my MBP..

Firefox started locking up on me while pages would be loading... then when I would go to force quit the app, OSX would give me the hanging beach ball. Dock wouldn't work, force quit wouldn't work, etc. I had to hold power button down.

Restarted, reset permissions, cleaned logs, ran few ONYX maint apps, etc. Loaded up firefox, and used laptop for 5-10 minutes, and had the same problem again. Had to escape the same way.

What is going on? Any thoughts?

Details:
* I'm at work on a new network using 64-bit encryption.
* Just updated firefox yesterday with 2.0.0.5..
* OSX is up to date on updates

Let me know what other details you need..
 

Angrist

macrumors 6502
Mar 11, 2005
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MI or NJ
RAM

I've had similar symptoms when ram sticks have died or become un-seated.
Open the machine, remove the sticks, blow with a can of air, replace, and re-boot. Then run a memory tester.
 

SSpiro

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 30, 2007
594
17
Atlanta, GA
Just installed this RAM about 2-3 weeks ago... you don't think its bad, do you?

Any recommendations on a memory tester?
 

Angrist

macrumors 6502
Mar 11, 2005
335
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MI or NJ
Sometimes it takes a few weeks for flaws in bad ram to manifest, so it's certainly possible it's bad. If not correctly installed a few weeks of bouncing around can unseat the chip and cause trouble (far more likely than a bad stick).

I use memtestosx, costs something like $1. Some linux live CDs also have memory tests on them, but I haven't used them.
 

SSpiro

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 30, 2007
594
17
Atlanta, GA
Sometimes it takes a few weeks for flaws in bad ram to manifest, so it's certainly possible it's bad. If not correctly installed a few weeks of bouncing around can unseat the chip and cause trouble (far more likely than a bad stick).

I use memtestosx, costs something like $1. Some linux live CDs also have memory tests on them, but I haven't used them.
I'll try reseating tonight when I get home.