Reset and video stuttering issues

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Volcom guy992, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Volcom guy992, Jul 5, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011

    Volcom guy992 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    As of late I have been having issues with my macbook late 2006 I think. Anyways when I watch youtube videos after a few of them the videos stutter really bad even though they are fully loaded/buffered. Also a thing pops up that says I have to reset the laptop. So I do that and after watching a few videos it pops up again.

    I am guessing I need more RAM but don't want to waste money on it and end up not needing it.

    Cause honestly I just use my laptop for casual use like youtube videos, email, facebook, general online stuff. So I don't really need a lot of RAM. But anyways I was wondering if there is anything else that might be causing this to happen.

    Also I have Tiger and want to upgrade to Snow Leopard and I have looked around and have seen plenty of things that say you can do it with the $29 disc which I bought but I need more RAM for that so can anybody link me a direct absolute way for that to work. Cause if its not gonna work then I guess I REALLY DON'T need more RAM.

    Anyways I know I will get help here so thanks in advance.

    Here is a pic of what pops up:
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    Here are more picture with istat:
    This is when I have nothing open
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    This is when I had firefox open with this site open and photobucket
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    This is when I just have firefox with the youtube video playing
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  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Do you seriously only have 512MB of RAM in this machine? Holy crap. Apple never ever ever should have shipped an Intel machine with only 512MB. That's not enough to do anything at all.

    That being said, the only way more RAM would fix your problem is if bad RAM is the problem. You need to figure out what's causing this before you start throwing money at the machine. If it only happens when playing YouTube videos, then it's probably not RAM. It might be your graphics chip, which would be your logic board.

    Btw, that message is a kernel panic. We'll need to see the panic logs to have any idea why your machine is panicking. Check in /Library/Logs.
     
  3. Volcom guy992 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tue Jul 5 01:34:24 2011
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0x00191997): pmap_flush_tlbs() timeout pmap=0x2557d98 cpus_to_signal=0x1
    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0xb5ebca8 : 0x128d0d (0x3cc65c 0xb5ebccc 0x131f95 0x0)
    0xb5ebce8 : 0x191997 (0x3cf870 0x2557d98 0x1 0x191cb8)
    0xb5ebd58 : 0x195075 (0x2557d98 0x15d1e000 0x0 0xffffffff)
    0xb5ebdf8 : 0x160c66 (0x2557d98 0x15d1e000 0x0 0x3b4b)
    0xb5ebf48 : 0x1a4c3e (0x24ddf7c 0x15d1e000 0x0 0x3)
    0xb5ebfc8 : 0x19b2d4 (0x1ed4960 0x0 0x10 0x1ed4960) No mapping exists for frame pointer
    Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0xbfffa488

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 8.11.1: Wed Oct 10 18:23:28 PDT 2007; root:xnu-792.25.20~1/RELEASE_I386


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    Tue Jul 5 03:28:52 2011
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0x00191997): pmap_flush_tlbs() timeout pmap=0x2565a6c cpus_to_signal=0x1
    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0xb61bca8 : 0x128d0d (0x3cc65c 0xb61bccc 0x131f95 0x0)
    0xb61bce8 : 0x191997 (0x3cf870 0x2565a6c 0x1 0x191cb8)
    0xb61bd58 : 0x195075 (0x2565a6c 0x146d5000 0x0 0x10)
    0xb61bdf8 : 0x160c66 (0x2565a6c 0x146d5000 0x0 0x17581)
    0xb61bf48 : 0x1a4c3e (0x2601330 0x146d5000 0x0 0x3)
    0xb61bfc8 : 0x19b2d4 (0x1d3df80 0x0 0x10 0x0) No mapping exists for frame pointer
    Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0xbfffb3b8

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 8.11.1: Wed Oct 10 18:23:28 PDT 2007; root:xnu-792.25.20~1/RELEASE_I386


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    The above is the kernel panic log I just copied and pasted. Well graphically nothing else is wrong its just the videos will stutter. Is there any way to check my graphics chip or anything like that?

    I will probably still get more RAM because I do want to upgrade to snow leopard. Though i wish it would fix the videos.
     

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