MBP frezzes up - constantly

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kaarup, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. kaarup macrumors member

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    I can't figure out why my MPB frezzes up all the time.

    It's currently running worse then my Win XP. I counldn't even finish this thread before it frooze up again.

    I tried to run a disk check, that also made it frezze.

    The only way i can get it to life again is a hard reset.

    HELP!!! :(
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    More information is needed to help you to a fuller extent.

    What MacBook Pro (when did you buy it) and what Mac OS X version do you use, http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.5/en/8473.html
    have you installed anything recently,
    how many minutes/hours does it take until the freezing sets in?

    What is the clock speed of the CPU (x.y GHz),
    how much RAM do you have installed (z GB),
    do you have enough free space left on you HDD (10-20% of its capacity, 43-86GB on a 500GB labeled drive for example)?

    Have you tried repairing permissions via Disk Utility or the installation DVDs yet? http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=3810

    Have you tried resetting the SMC or PRAM yet? http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411 http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379

    Have you taken a look at Activity monitor, what process might hog up the CPU (Show All Processes and sort by CPU usage)? http://www.ehow.com/about_5374100_activity-monitor-explained.html
     
  3. kaarup thread starter macrumors member

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    It's a 13" unibody, a few months old.
    2,2 and 2 GB RAM
    Snow leopard
    +190GB left on disk (swap with 320GB from 160)

    Running permissions now

    No reset SMC or PRAM (didn't know of that until now)

    CPU usage - nothings look out of the ordinary
     
  4. Mazda 3s macrumors 6502

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  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    If you can, watch again, when the computer freezes again. Also have a look at the disk activity and see if there are spikes like 30-60MB/s.

    [​IMG]

    You can also use iStat Menus to do that. www.islayer.com
     
  6. kaarup thread starter macrumors member

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    Dont quite know where to look for the firmware version.
    Is it this: SMC-version (system): 1.47f2?

    Could the whole case be due to my 320GB Segate harddrive then? Since I've changed back to the original 160Gb it runs like "in the old days"
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Yep, it has to do with the hard drive. In the 13'' MBP 7200rpm drives don't play nice.
     
  8. Mazda 3s macrumors 6502

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    If you're running a June '09 MacBook Pro (15" or 13") and you don't see anymore "updated" under the Software Update utility, you're more than likely running firmware 1.7.

    SATA II HDDs and SSDs don't play nicely at all in most of these notebooks. There's definitely a problem going on.

    That being said, if your stock drive is working and the third-party one isn't, you're in the same boat as the rest of us and Apple really doesn't give a **** unfortunately :(
     

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