Strange episodic freezing, please help!

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  1. JoelleJay, Mar 4, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2012

    JoelleJay macrumors newbie

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    My computer makes random frequent freezing episodes. These episodes are punctuated by a periodic "thinking"-type sound (like it's working), which comes up every 5 seconds or so and lasts about a second each time. The episode lasts about 30 seconds to a minute. Everything freezes, although usually only the page I have active (mainly Firefox) will show up as not responding on activity monitor. I have noticed that ocspd comes up on activity monitor right before the episodes. Sometimes ocspd will be not responding, although usually I can't see this because once the episode is over everything goes back to normal.
    WHAT IS WRONG? This has been going on for like a year and it's mainly just an inconvenience, but still.
    Oh, and Console flat-out doesn't work. When I open it up, it immediately stops responding and makes everything freeze for a bit.
    I don't know what is relevant information-wise, so I'm just going to paste the Hardware Overview:
    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.1 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB41.00C1.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.31f0
    Serial Number (system): 458502155HS
    Hardware UUID: AC4C6D1B-58DE-5B23-B879-F31F5915A850
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled


    As for Console crashing, I went into terminal and typed tail -f /var/log/system.log and got this:

    tail -Last login: Tue Dec 28 21:58:12 on console
    fX-X-macbook-2:~ X$ tail -f/var/log/system.log
    tail: illegal option -- /
    usage: tail [-F | -f | -r] [-b # | -c # | -n #] [file ...]
    X-X-macbook-2:~ jX$ tail -f /var/log/system.log
    Mar 4 23:09:47 X-X-macbook-2 Disk Utility[15672]: **********
    Mar 4 23:09:47 X-X-macbook-2 Disk Utility[15672]: Disk Utility started.
    Mar 4 23:20:47 X-X-macbook-2 quicklookd[15710]: [QL ERROR] 'Creating thumbnail' timed out for '<QLThumbnailRequest /Users/XX/Downloads/Info_200_paper1(1).docx>'
    Mar 4 23:31:02 X-X-macbook-2 Disk Utility[15739]: **********
    Mar 4 23:31:02 X-X-macbook-2 Disk Utility[15739]: Disk Utility started.
    Mar 4 23:40:24 X-X-macbook-2 mDNSResponder[19]: ERROR: getOptRdata - unknown opt 4
    Mar 4 23:40:54: --- last message repeated 9 times ---
    Mar 4 23:40:58 X-X-macbook-2 mDNSResponder[19]: ERROR: getOptRdata - unknown opt 4
    Mar 4 23:41:28: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
    Mar 4 23:58:03 X-X-macbook-2 login[15792]: USER_PROCESS: 15792 ttys000


    Should I trash com.apple.console.plist?
     
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