My two Macs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AV8TOR, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. AV8TOR macrumors regular

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    First off let me say that I don't drink the Kool Aid of ether a PC or a MAC. This year we switched our work laptops from a HP to a Apple Mac Book Pro and shortly after I replaced our home Dell PC with a iMac. For the most part I am extremely pleased and for a while I actually felt like I stepped up in the computer world. Virus's aside (which I never really got on my PC because of good protection) I cannot believe how many beach ball hangups I get on both of my machines. Along with that is the kiss of death screen fade screen that happens occasionally but always at the wrong time. For what it's worth I have had way less blue screen crashs on a PC. Others in my department are having the same thing with their MBP's. I still love my Mac and will still buy another for the home but now after a year of using it and without being under the influence of Kool Aid there is still just as many problems with a mac than a pc.
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    Have you tried anything to fix the problems? Would you like some advice?

    I have had multiple Macs now and they all have never really crashed.
     
  3. AV8TOR thread starter macrumors regular

    AV8TOR

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    Please I would love some advice. Our IT guy who does not know Mac's very well did some calling and asked me to do a Safe boot then go to terminal and flush the cache with sudo dnscacheutil -flushcache. This did not seem to work. I still get the beachball 15-20 times a day on my MBP.

    Thanks
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    What software is run on them?
    What does Activity Monitor say about RAM usage and page outs?
     
  5. AV8TOR thread starter macrumors regular

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    I should add that I have looked in activity monitor when this happens an do not see anything taking large % of the cpu.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    But what does the RAM say?
    And what software is run on them?
     
  7. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you checked the console after a hangup or after a system crash? Often there is a useful error message that can clue you into what is happening.
     
  8. AV8TOR thread starter macrumors regular

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    2.6g free right now on my home computer and just basic software with the MS Office. I will check my work MBP later.
     
  9. MacintoshMaster macrumors 6502

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    Try reinstalling to os. Or download OnyX

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    And repair disk permissions!
     

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