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Black_Mage
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[OS X] What happened?

21" 2011 iMac
12 Gigs RAM
Mountain Lion

I starting using my mac which had an uptime of over 40 days, I thought this wasn't an issue for Macs, and I had both Safari and Firefox open in different spaces with multiple tabs as well as BOINC running in the background. I just typed a message when I pressed the submit button to reply to a topic on one of the forums I visit when I got the beach ball. I think nothing of it at first but then I notice it's not just the browser that locked up. I can't use mission control, switch spaces, or really do anything. Even command + option + esc didn't work. The only thing I could do to recover is press and hold the power button down and turn the Mac on again. Any idea what happened here?



not quite right
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I'm sure only having "12 Megs" of RAM had something to do with it ...
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dellsweig
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said by Black_Mage:

21" 2011 iMac
12 Megs RAM
Mountain Lion

I starting using my mac which had an uptime of over 40 days, I thought this wasn't an issue for Macs, and I had both Safari and Firefox open in different spaces with multiple tabs as well as BOINC running in the background. I just typed a message when I pressed the submit button to reply to a topic on one of the forums I visit when I got the beach ball. I think nothing of it at first but then I notice it's not just the browser that locked up. I can't use mission control, switch spaces, or really do anything. Even command + option + esc didn't work. The only thing I could do to recover is press and hold the power button down and turn the Mac on again. Any idea what happened here?

Take a look at your BOINC settings - idle time, cpu (numbers, percents, etc), GPU, etc , etc
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Black_Mage
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said by not quite right:

I'm sure only having "12 Megs" of RAM had something to do with it ...

LOL! Oh geeze.


Darkfairy
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Louisville, KY
reply to Black_Mage

Crash different.



kerriskandie

join:2001-10-09
Coram, NY
reply to Black_Mage

I'm sure you might have a FEW pageouts to Disk......after 40 days...even with so much RAM!!!


modelamac

join:2002-04-13
Waterford, MI
reply to dellsweig

Safari still has a memory leak. That would eat up your RAM over 40 days.

How much free space on your drive?



Black_Mage
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192 gigs.