How can i tell what is causing my computer to freeze?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by gusping, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. gusping, Nov 11, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2012

    gusping macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    once every hour my iMac with Mountain lion 10.8.2 will freeze and the only way i can turn it off is by holding down the power button on the back. Is there a way i can tell what is causing my Mac to freeze as it is extremely annoying? It never froze of Lion (10.7) yet it freezes on 10.8 and i have not installed any new software which would cause this.

    Thanks
     
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    You have 10.8.3 installed? Where from?
     
  3. gusping thread starter macrumors 6502

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    TYPO sorry :s
     
  4. waynep macrumors 6502

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    My MBP was doing that when it went to sleep at time. I reset the SMC and the PRAM. So far no lock ups since. That was about 4 days ago.
     
  5. rrm998 macrumors regular

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    Check the console log to see what messages are being generated right before the freeze.
     

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