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I am running a Black Macbook early 2008. I noticed recently when say watching a youtube video and another program is open especially if its flash based, I will hear stuttering out of my speakers and on my iStat menu I see CPU spikes. Sometimes end up having to shut the notebook down to get it to stop after everything seems to freeze up. I haven't ever had this problem before. Computer is seeming sluggish at times too. RAM is fine I have 4GB's and 1/4 to 1/2 is only being used during these spikes. Could this be hardware?

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Sounds like either the graphics card or the hard drive is going out. Have you updated Flash lately?

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Yeah I've update Flash, not sure how long ago, less than a month. Flash has been giving me problems every now and then. Every couple of months it seems like my Flash player just stops working and I have to reinstall it. Things will play, but won't get any sound or video.
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Yeah I've update Flash, not sure how long ago, less than a month. Flash has been giving me problems every now and then. Every couple of months it seems like my Flash player just stops working and I have to reinstall it. Things will play, but won't get any sound or video.
It must be your graphics card.

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