New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Macbook - FrontRow makes macbook freeze??


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
deathtolife04

 
Member Since: Sep 02, 2006
Posts: 198
deathtolife04 is an unknown at this point

deathtolife04 is offline
hey-
just got a macbook today and was super excited when i got the "frontrow" feature figured out. I'm REALLY into music videos so i was planning on using the "videos" section lot! But most of the time when I get into that part of FrontRow-it freezes my mac!!

I have to wait between 5 and 10 minutes for it to un-freeze if I don't want to turn of the machine completely!

Do you think this is something I should get fixed? Something that will fix itself? Something I caused? Or should I exchange the computer??

THANKS!
QUOTE Thanks
krnk123
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by deathtolife04
hey-
just got a macbook today and was super excited when i got the "frontrow" feature figured out. I'm REALLY into music videos so i was planning on using the "videos" section lot! But most of the time when I get into that part of FrontRow-it freezes my mac!!

I have to wait between 5 and 10 minutes for it to un-freeze if I don't want to turn of the machine completely!

Do you think this is something I should get fixed? Something that will fix itself? Something I caused? Or should I exchange the computer??

THANKS!
well what were you doing when it froze. Were you trying to look at movie trailers or where you looking for shard music, pic, ect.
QUOTE Thanks
D3v1L80Y

 
D3v1L80Y's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 02, 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 12,459
D3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook

D3v1L80Y is offline
How much RAM do you have? What/how many other apps do you have running at the same time? If you are overloading the system, you have you are going to have choke-ups like that.

__________________________________________________
Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy

mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.

QUOTE Thanks
deathtolife04

 
Member Since: Sep 02, 2006
Posts: 198
deathtolife04 is an unknown at this point

deathtolife04 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by krnk123
well what were you doing when it froze. Were you trying to look at movie trailers or where you looking for shard music, pic, ect.
well it usually happens when I am scrolling through those things....
the options under videos i mean...
QUOTE Thanks
deathtolife04

 
Member Since: Sep 02, 2006
Posts: 198
deathtolife04 is an unknown at this point

deathtolife04 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y
How much RAM do you have? What/how many other apps do you have running at the same time? If you are overloading the system, you have you are going to have choke-ups like that.
Does 64 MB sound right????? i have however much RAM comes standard with the $1300 macbook

i believe i only had one other app open....iTunes i think.
QUOTE Thanks
D3v1L80Y

 
D3v1L80Y's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 02, 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 12,459
D3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook

D3v1L80Y is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by deathtolife04
Does 64 MB sound right????? i have however much RAM comes standard with the $1300 macbook

i believe i only had one other app open....iTunes i think.
If you have the standard MacBook, then you have 512 MB of RAM.
That should be plenty, if you only have one other app open. Go to:
Applications>Utilities>Activity Monitor and see what apps you have running.
If you have more than iTunes, you will have to fully quit those other open apps and try it again.

__________________________________________________
Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy

mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.

QUOTE Thanks
deathtolife04

 
Member Since: Sep 02, 2006
Posts: 198
deathtolife04 is an unknown at this point

deathtolife04 is offline
I just tried it with all other apps closed and it worked perfectly!!
Hopefully that was the problem-having other apps open
QUOTE Thanks
splen

 
splen's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 23, 2006
Posts: 26
splen is on a distinguished road

splen is offline
I am having the exact same problem. Time for mare ram methinks!
QUOTE Thanks
deathtolife04

 
Member Since: Sep 02, 2006
Posts: 198
deathtolife04 is an unknown at this point

deathtolife04 is offline
yeah. how much would it cost me to go a step up on the ram??
QUOTE Thanks
splen

 
splen's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 23, 2006
Posts: 26
splen is on a distinguished road

splen is offline
I usually go here for ram:

http://www.crucial.com/uk/index.asp

I don't know if it's the cheapest, but it's cheaper than Apple, and I've never (knock on wood) had any trouble with any I've bought from there.
If you're in the US then alot of people talk about Newegg being good, I'm in the UK so I can't tell you first hand, but they could be worth a try.

Hope that helps
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« CS2 scratchdisk | First Mac since my Macintosh SE »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
19 Days with a Macbook Pro b.hicks Switcher Hangout 23 03-01-2010 12:49 AM
What are some of your favorite song lyrics? D3v1L80Y Schweb's Lounge 69 08-26-2009 02:34 AM
MacBook impressions - trip to store kaidomac Schweb's Lounge 24 10-14-2007 01:45 PM
Question about Memory Card Reader on Macbook markw10 Apple Notebooks 3 05-03-2007 04:40 PM
The "Mod your MacBook" thread kaidomac Apple Notebooks 50 07-11-2006 08:49 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?