macbook keeps locking still

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  1. Drich290195 macrumors 6502

    Drich290195

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    anyone know of a tool to monitor what is causing my early 2009 macbook to lock up. I have added the 4gb of ram but dont think it is this as it is unpredictable and is not under much load when it does it. it could be 2 days or 2 weeks. Anyone know any tools to have a look im running mountain lion. Thanks
     
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    Drich290195 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Drich290195

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    no still new to all this mac stuff ill take a look

    how do i find the activities that cause it to crash in activity monitor
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    As I don't know, what you mean with ”crash", you could use Console to look at the entries around the time it happened.
    Check the Console for hints.

    Performance Tips For Mac OS X

    Maybe you just need more RAM?
    Open Activity Monitor and go to the System Memory* tab and look for Page Outs and Swap used and report back.
     
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    Drich290195

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    ill have a look at the console , when i say crash it just locks up no mouse nothing. the picture is still on the screen the only way to regain control is to power down and up.

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    pages out 0 swap 0
     
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    Drich290195

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    This is the last entry before the system locked in the console. Any one make anything from it

    Sep 17 20:57:51 Davids-MacBook.local sandboxd[271] ([270]): mdworker(270) deny file-write-create /private/var/folders/m8/3f7fxkzd5098j4cbcfc627m40000gn/T/TemporaryItems/(A Document Being Saved By mdworker) (import fstype:hfs fsflag:480D000 flags:40000005E diag:0 uti:com.apple.iphoto.ipspot plugin:/Library/Spotlight/iPhoto.mdimporter - find suspect file using: sudo mdutil -t 1200976)
     
  6. Drich290195 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Drich290195

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    Anyone any ideas still does this very randly every few days could it be hard drive
     
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    Drich290195

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    Anyone would the ram cause this seems to have happened since changing
     

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