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Memory Leak

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Bluewhale042399Flag for United States of America asked on
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I purchased my first Mac about 11 months ago: a Power PC Mini. Loved it. Exactly what I wanted to run 24x7 at home. When the core duo units came out I bought one and sold my Power PC Mini to my sister.

The new unit requires a reboot every day basically. If I run it for 2-3 days it requires a hard boot. By the second day it can take a program a minute to respond to a mouse click. The hot corner screen saver/system lock will not respond after 3 days. etc etc.   NONE of these problems occured when using the Power PC Mini for the same purposes : Streamin music in ITunes, surfing the web, and access my servers via Citrix Metaframe. The Power PC unit would go for weeks without missing a beat.

I've tried Apple then Googled a while, but can't find many Power PC mini's much less a great deal on one.  Thus I thought I would see if this is a known issue, perhaps with a work around?  I've been repairing PC's/Networks for 15 years: were this a Windows box I would say there is a really serious memory leak going on, but can't say this with certainty as it's a Mac.

The system is a Mini Core Duo 1.66 Ghz, half gig of memory, running OS X 10.4.8  

Should I be able to use this unit as I did the Power PC one?


Thanks

   Paul
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