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Old Oct 18th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #1
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Safari Crashing on 2007 MacBook

A family member has an Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" on which Safari crashes repeatedly when watching YouTube videos. The owner is insisting that the hardware is faulty and wants it "repaired," but I say it's the fact that the laptop only has the original 1 GB of RAM installed.

It's running Leopard and I was considering installing Snow Leopard, but don't know if that would improve matters or further tax the processors.
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Old Oct 18th, 2012, 07:39 PM   #2
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I have a similar generation late 2007 MBPro and I works fine.

But it has and I would suggest doing the same with the MBook, upgrading the RAM to 2 GB MINIMUM, and the current 1 GB RAM is probably the cause of the problem, and 4 GB would be better, and install Snow Leopard 10.5.8 definitely.

MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White/07) Specs (Mid-2007, MB061LL/A, MacBook2,1, A1181, 2139) @ EveryMac.com

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Old Oct 18th, 2012, 10:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice pm-r! I will upgrade to SL and find an extra stick of RAM. I still owe you for the great support after the disk crash on the iMac.
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Old Oct 18th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #4
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You'er welcome to the help I offered Macfury, but I'm not recalling the crash or problem.

As for the MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" and any RAM updates, if I recall correctly and if it's a late 2007/Santa Rosa model, the y were VERY fussy on what RAM modules were used. CanadaRAM can confirm the correct RAM required if nee be.

There's also a possibility that the hard drive may be failing with bad sectors, but that is usually associated with spinning beach balls and real sloooowness, and of course app crashes.

Activity Monitor and Console may also provide some indication as to what's going on.

I still find that Safari, even in SL doesn't always release memory correctly, and of course Adobe's Flash and associated youtube videos also need a good chunk of memory, and the correct version installed.
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Old Oct 19th, 2012, 12:37 AM   #5
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You'er welcome to the help I offered Macfury, but I'm not recalling the crash or problem.
Many moons ago:

http://www.ehmac.ca/mac-iphone-ipad-...cant-open.html
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Old Oct 19th, 2012, 12:59 AM   #6
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Oh that one.

Yeah, that was like some dogs with a bone that just keep at it.
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