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Upgraded Mac mini freezing

 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:24 am    Post subject: Upgraded Mac mini freezing Reply with quote

Hello again,

My mini is suffering from an intermittant freeze, whereby i get no response from the program/pointer and when i do, i get the beachball.
I recently upgraded the HDD to an SSD thinking it could be a dying HDD, but it still does it.
It happens when I am on the web or using any program and if i leave it and then go back after a while it freezes?
Any suggestions ? as its getting a bit annoying, it having been so robust and now it freezing. It is a Dual core 1.66ghz 2006 model with maximum RAM and now a 256 Gig SSD running Snow leopard- couldn't be age could it?
Many thanks

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could try reinstalling Snow Leopard from scratch, just in case.
No warranty it will be enough, since it could as well be hardware related...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like bad ram or processor going out
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could always run memtest to see if it's the memory.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:25 am    Post subject: Re: Upgraded Mac mini freezing Reply with quote

Macnewbie wrote:
- couldn't be age could it?
Macnewbie


My 2006 Mini had similar symptoms. Turns out the heatsink thermal paste on the CPU dried out causing the CPU to overheat and throttle --> Instant beachball

Opened up the Mini and reapplied the TIM and things went back to normal.

Install the temperature monitor below and see if you have a similar issue
http://www.bresink.com/osx/TemperatureMonitor.html
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:28 am    Post subject: Mac mini Freezing Reply with quote

Thankyou all, I shall go through each of your suggestions and see where it takes me.
Excellent resource, keep up the good work!

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