Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 3:30 PM (in response to anatalsceo)
- First, make sure you have a backup. Your HD may be about to fail.
- what is "SOS"?
- By "freezing" , do you mean the spinning beach ball of death, or does your mac crash and have to be restarted?
- If it's the SBBOD:
- how much RAM do you have?
- how full is your HD?
- take a look in Activity Monitor and see if there is some process using up too much memory or CPU
- If it's a crash
- find the crash log and post it here and we'll try to figure it out.
- Try a safe boot.
- Try a test user account.
- Try booting in the recovery partition and repairing your HD. Repair permissions too while you're at it.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2013 12:33 AM (in response to arthur)
1. My HD is not old, it's a 256 Go SSD.
2. SOS is the french solution of Keychain first aid
3. I don't have the beach ball of death, it just freezes, no crash. And Yes I have to do a hardware reboot.
1.I have à 6Go memory
2. I have 80 Go free space left
3. I'll do that
The last needs to be done is the safe boot.
I've already did a cmd+s boot to rebuild directory.
The repair permissions have been done.
So last will be the safe boot.
I'll try that and come back to you.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 6:10 AM (in response to anatalsceo)
I'm having the same problem here.
I have a Mackbook Pro 15" late 2011 and after this damm 10.8.5 everytime it freezes and there is no solution if not press the power button until it shut down.
It happens when I open Chrome, when I open Itunes, when I open Safari.
I have a 256SSD and 16GB of RAM.
I hope they fix this soon because its impossible to use!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 10:38 AM (in response to raphaelbr)
Same issue here on my MacBookPro3,1. The only workaround I have found is to use WiFi networking only. When using a network cable, the system will freeze after several minutes of use and the only recovery is a hard power reset.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 1:28 PM (in response to anatalsceo)
Same with me. Updated 10.8.5 on my macbook pro 2008 2.2 4gb ram, 15gb free diskspace.
After update the mac restarted and froze. I did pram, recovery, disk check and restored permissions until no error appeared.
It still freezes up in different stades, apple logo, desktop with clorwheel, even in safe mode it freezes...
What did the programmers do with this update?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 7:30 PM (in response to anatalsceo)
Same problem here. Random freezing. every morning since the update I come in to a locked up machine. I can tell what time it froze because the clock indicate 1:42AM (for example) even though it's 8AM. I have to shut down and restart. It's all since the update. It's not a RAM problem 8GB roughly 4 to 5 always free. 120GB SSD drive, roughly 35GB free. The problem absolutely correspoinds with 10.8.5 install.
The only other time I had freezing issues like this it had to do with trying to wake the computer from sleep. I don't recall how I resolved the wake/sleep problem previously but it seems like this make be related. It doesn;t freeze up when I am working on it but if I leave it for several hours or overnight it's guaranteed to freeze up and require a hard reset. I will try the wireless/ethernet work around tonight.
I don;t need a permanent solution so much as a work around because I'll doa clean install of maverick when it is released.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 11:03 PM (in response to anatalsceo)
Been having the same problem also. Random Freezing. Typically waking the computer from a disply sleep. Computer sleep is set to never. Running a 120GB SSD. Had aftermarket RAM (16GB). So I removed them and replaced with Factory RAM (4GB). It continues to freeze. When the display comes back on, I find the clock frozen at an earlier time. Probably the time the freeze occured. I've run Disk Utility, Tech Tool Pro and others. Nothing found.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
Hoping Maverick does not have the issue.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 3:06 AM (in response to anatalsceo)
I think I found what was causing the freezing. It could be interesting to have a feed back from you guys.
I have the problem when I'm connected whith the ethernet connection. No problem with wifi. No matter how I reset the PRAM or SMC the freezing problem still comes.
When connection via wifi no freezing problem.
But I don't have the solution to that.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 1:03 PM (in response to anatalsceo)
I found it!
after douzens of reboots and often failiers - even safe boots! I cleaned the PRam
hold down command alt P and R after the chimms on the boot up and make it three times booting up holding down the keys.
then after the third chimms you press SHIFT. it boots up in safe mode.
use your WIFI (ethernet hangs the mac) and download OnyX from titanium. make shure you pick the correct version for your OSX!
install and run the app.
it fixed all the mess of update 10.8.5.
free at last. -thanks aplle for making an update look like Microsoft.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2013 4:54 AM (in response to anatalsceo)
It's getting worse with Apple's qaulity assurance. I have the same Problem with MBP late 2007. Since I updated to 10.8.5 it freezes after a minute. I went to the Genius Bar an hour ago but the "Genius" didn't know anything about this issue. He refused to check the problem because my MBP is "vintage". Okay, but they are still selling 10.8 and my MBP meets the system requierments. I hope enough users with newer machines will complain and apple will fix the update.