HT1338: OS X: Updating OS X and Mac App Store appsLearn about OS X: Updating OS X and Mac App Store apps
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 4:35 PM (in response to deannakaycheyne)
Open Activity Monitor, Show:>All Processes, sort on CPU%, see if anything using too much CPU% when this happens, click on Memory tab, do you have many Pageouts?
Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 10:27 PM (in response to deannakaycheyne)
When was the last time you repaired/verified your drives with Disk Utility?
How much free disk space do you have on the boot volume? You should leave about 20GB to 25GB free for the OS.
Do a smc reset.
Boot in safe mode then reboot normally.
With respect to understanding the memory behavior shown in your Activity Monitor read the following:
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