General instability with many of my programs in 10.4.7??

countryB0Y

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Sep 13, 2006
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I have a two month old Macbook Pro 15" 2.0g w/ 1gb ram. I am current on all software updates.

I have noticed a lot of hung programs or programs that quit and ask if I want to reopen, report, yada yada.

I upgraded to iTunes 7 yesterday and it randomly shut down on me 3 times while just playing music or scrolling through my library.

iPhoto has done the same thing, it will hang up while I try to browe my library.

I've encourntered great instability with audacity and adium as well. I've had iChat quit on me a dozen times since I bought the computer.

I know that Macs aren't perfect, but I have from a troubled past of PC laptops and desktops and I excepted a little bit more stability. I don't think i'm doing anything wrong. I'm not editing any script or anything like that. just movies, music, web, word, etc.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Is it third party RAM? Do you have any third party hardware plugged in? If you create a new user account, does the instability carry through? :)
 

countryB0Y

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Sep 13, 2006
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mad jew said:
Is it third party RAM? Do you have any third party hardware plugged in? If you create a new user account, does the instability carry through? :)
Ram was installed by Apple when I purchased it from apple.com.

Nothing plugged in but my power cable.

I didn't know I could create a new account. Will it still show all my movies/music/photos/apps/bookmarks under the new user??
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Okay, you can create a new account in System Preferences, under the Accounts pane. For now it won't have all your data but it'll have a fresh set of preference files. It's sometimes useful to set up an account like this as a troubleshooting technique, just to check if it has the same problems. :)