I need some input on good programs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stuccodog20, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Stuccodog20 macrumors newbie

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    My G4 Powerbook with 1 1/4 gb Ram kept locking up with that insipid spinning ball. I researched this and other forums looking for solutions. It all started after my son was playing HoboWars on Safari. I ran Disc Utility, Onyx, and TechTool Pro 5 trying to diagnose and solve the problem. I've been at it for 6 days. I have a ton of patience but I'm about to punch it in its face.:mad: I'm also purchasing new RAM in a few days. What I need are ideas on software that will prevent this from happening again. I have TechTool 5, & Little Snitch for maintenance and prevention. I use the Powerbook to run a small construction business on. I primarily use MS Word 04' and Gmail for bids, receipts, and communication with my customers. I would love any software suggestions and why you like the software.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Is it a Flash game? Have you tried another browser?
     
  3. Stuccodog20 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm gonna use Opera from now on.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I have a feeling there's a plug-in causing a browser hard lock. I don't see the need to purchase RAM for such an old machine. Does anything show up in the console logs? It probably just stops and starts again when you restart.
     
  5. Stuccodog20 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I check and read the console logs? I'm pretty new to mac.
     
  6. Stuccodog20 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I want to learn how. Where do I go?
     

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