iMessage constantly hangs, freezes and uses massive resources

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by rayjay86, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. rayjay86 macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2011
    Hi all

    I've been using mountain lion since it came out. Running on a 2011 MBA, 256gb, i5 processor. Everything else runs smoothly (except sometimes Lightroom takes a while but I have a big catalog).

    Every time I open my MBA and wake from sleep, iMessage hangs. Sometimes I wont even start using iMessage, but since it is frozen, the mac fan spins up and the whole computer slows down and heats up. Finally when I go into activity monitor to figure it out, I realize iMessage is not responding.

    Several times now (and this is more recently) I have gotten an alert pop up saying "there is no more available memory" and then it gives me a list of active programs and iMessage is aways listed as not responding. Force quit sends everything back to normal and when I open iMessage again it is fine.

    Does anyone have any idea what is going on? I use it a fair amount from all my apple devices and mac.
  2. pommie82 macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2011
    How much memory in the MBA anything to with pictures needs memory and lot of it to if are editing
  3. rayjay86 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2011
    It has 4gb of memory, but this error occurs even before I open Lightroom to do any editing.

    It literally happened - the "you are out of system memory" alert and then subsequent "not responding" iMessage - just before I posted this (that was the last straw) and all I was doing was reading an article on a website.
  4. rayjay86 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2011
  5. perfectn64 macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2013
    I have identical problems to you. Same MBA as well apart from only 128GB HD on mine and I have Mountain Lion. But yes every time I wake from sleep I just have to quit iMessage/Message, then open again, then it usually hangs and takes up all the RAM (>2GB when I look on Activity Monitor), so I alt+right click force quit it, then I open it again and it works fine. Pretty much without fail I need to do this everytime.

    I'm sure there are a lot more people with this problem as well.
  6. perfectn64 macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2013
  7. rayjay86 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2011
    Here is a screenshot of what I had when I opened my mac for the first time today. Get your $*#t together Apple. I paid nearly $2000 for this whole computer setup. Less time suing people, more time working on your software.

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  8. unobtainium macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2011
    Messages for Mac takes the prize as the most glitchy, horrible piece of software Apple has released in the past year.

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