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Osx lion freezes

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May 5, 2013 6:04 PM

I upgraded my RAM in my late 2008 macbook pro and now OSx Lion has frozen twice while I was using safari...I can manipulate the cursor with my trackpad, but then it gets stuck and unfreezes after a few seconds. Also, there's like a pulsating line near the bottom of the screen (flash is up to date). The computer is unresponsive so I have to restart using the power button. The second time it froze, I closed it for about a minute, and I noticed the sleep/ wake light was steady and not flashing like it normally does. What can I do to fix this? Is my computer about to die?


P.S. I have to replace my battery soon, it can be fully charged, but it will shutdown if I pull out the magsafe charger.


oh, I got this message after I restarted:


Anonymous UUID:                    7E4FA77A-E5C3-4420-B249-08A944DCDCC7



Sun May  5 20:34:43 2013

panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80002c4794): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7f81e9ca6a, type 14=page fault, registers:

CR0: 0x0000000080010033, CR2: 0x00000000000001d8, CR3: 0x0000000000100000, CR4: 0x0000000000000660

RAX: 0x00001eff9d7e188c, RBX: 0xffffff80dc9bbcfc, RCX: 0x000000000000502d, RDX: 0x0000000000000000

RSP: 0xffffff80dc9bbca0, RBP: 0xffffff80dc9bbcd0, RSI: 0x00000000018baffb, RDI: 0xffffff8000803000

R8:  0x000000000000502d, R9:  0x0000000000000028, R10: 0x0000000000000018, R11: 0xffffff801c167504

R12: 0x0000000000000021, R13: 0x0000000000000000, R14: 0xffffff80dc9bbcf8, R15: 0x0000000000000000

RFL: 0x0000000000010246, RIP: 0xffffff7f81e9ca6a, CS:  0x0000000000000008, SS:  0x0000000000000010

CR2: 0x00000000000001d8, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Faulting CPU: 0x0



Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address

0xffffff80dc9bb950 : 0xffffff8000220792

0xffffff80dc9bb9d0 : 0xffffff80002c4794

0xffffff80dc9bbb80 : 0xffffff80002da55d

0xffffff80dc9bbba0 : 0xffffff7f81e9ca6a

0xffffff80dc9bbcd0 : 0xffffff7f81ebb902

0xffffff80dc9bbd00 : 0xffffff7f81eb4487

0xffffff80dc9bbd20 : 0xffffff7f81ea7fd0

0xffffff80dc9bbd40 : 0xffffff7f81ea8b6e

0xffffff80dc9bbd60 : 0xffffff7f81ea85a4

0xffffff80dc9bbe90 : 0xffffff7f81e959c8

0xffffff80dc9bbeb0 : 0xffffff7f81ed667e

0xffffff80dc9bbed0 : 0xffffff7f81ed6ad4

0xffffff80dc9bbef0 : 0xffffff800063d4d6

0xffffff80dc9bbf30 : 0xffffff800063c250

0xffffff80dc9bbf70 : 0xffffff800063c0f4

0xffffff80dc9bbfb0 : 0xffffff8000820057

      Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
[7E1D7726-416F-3716-ACCB-E1E276E35002]@0xffffff7f81e680 00->0xffffff7f81f2afff

            dependency:[97284661-2629-379E-B86B-D388618E8C30]@0xffffff7f809 cb000

            dependency:[7C8672C4-8B0D-3CCF-A79A-23C62E90F895]@0xff ffff7f809b9000

            dependency:[5C23D598-58B2-3204-BC03-BC3C0F00BD32]@0xffffff 7f80807000

            dependency:[D0A1F6BD-E66E-3DD8-9913-A3AB8746F422]@0 xffffff7f80980000



BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task



Mac OS version:




Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.2: Thu Aug 23 16:25:48 PDT 2012; root:xnu-1699.32.7~1/RELEASE_X86_64

Kernel UUID: FF3BB088-60A4-349C-92EA-CA649C698CE5

System model name: MacBookPro5,1 (Mac-F42D86C8)

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), late 2008
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    May 5, 2013 6:06 PM (in response to tes123)

    If you just installed memory modules and this behavior started, remove the modules and see if it behaves ok.  If so, there is a problem with the memory.  Also sounds like you need to have the battery replaced, that is $79 in the US.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    May 6, 2013 8:57 AM (in response to tes123)

    I thought they were $79, but looking at the service page I see they are $129.  My mistake.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    May 6, 2013 7:00 PM (in response to tes123)

    That is a good idea, there is something else at work when there are the same problems with the OEM memory, plus the battery issue.  Good luck, and post back the resolution, interesting problem.


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