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Jan 26, 2013 4:10 AM

I have a Macbook early 2008 version with Snow Leopard. It has started to behave very strange. By other means I have checked the HDD and the RAM and both seem fine. I would like to run a HW test, but it seems that AHT on the original leopard discs doesn´t support the Snow Leopard. What could be the matter?

Frank

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 6:26 AM (in response to bastrup)

    Do you get an error message when you try to boot with the Startup Manager on the Leopard discs? https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4672

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:58 AM (in response to bastrup)

    Then either you misidentified the discs, or you applied a firmware update that renders the discs useless.  I've heard the latter can sometimes happen, but not frequently.   What is the strange behavior?

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 1:41 PM (in response to bastrup)

    How much spare HD space do you have available? (look at the bottom of a Finder window)

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 1:43 AM (in response to bastrup)

    That's marginal. I wouldn't expect too many problems until below 10GB, but it does depend what applications you're running and how much RAM you have.

     

    Check Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor > System Memory and tell us the page in and page out figures, please.

     

    Activity Monitor page out.png

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 5:05 AM (in response to bastrup)

    If your hard disk is bigger than 100 GB, you have too little space to work with.    You must keep your hard disk at least 15% free to avoid issues with it.

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