Frozen macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jr.macintosh, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. jr.macintosh macrumors member

    jr.macintosh

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    Hello,

    I recently bought a macbook early 2006 (2Ghz intel core duo)
    for a cheap price, and i want to sell it to make a little profit. :cool:
    However the macbook freezes randomly, their is no response from the mouse or keyboard. :(
    So i need to force shut down the machine, otherwise it won't start up.
    it happens completly random, somtimes right after start-up, sometimes after 2 hours of using the machine.
    I upgraded the ram to 2gb en did a new fresh install of snow leopard.
    I already did a reset of the PRAM and NVRAM.
    Does anyone can help me to fix this?
    The battery is also marked as 'replace soon' but i don't think it has something to do with that...

    Help would be really appreciated :)
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    The hard drive could be failing. Even a cheap new hard drive will give it a nice speed boost over the stock hard drive.
     
  4. jr.macintosh thread starter macrumors member

    jr.macintosh

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    it's probably not about performance troubles, it even freezes right after start-up with no programs running at all
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    You can use the following applications to benchmark the speed of your HDD, to see, if the HDD is the culprit:
     

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