OK, this's a new one to me; I googled it, found many responses but no real answers as to what it is actually about.
In my case, the computer will start normally and run most sessions (for a couple hours at a time), no problem.
But every few days, usually while using a browser, it will beep loudly and the cursor will seize up for a few seconds to a couple minutes. Cont/Alt/Del has no effect during the freeze.
Most of the similar cases I found online had various operating systems, manufacturers, and were more severe with BSDs.
My Tosh has a dual boot setup with Ubuntu 12.04 and the Ubuntu hasn't displayed any symptoms.
Hardware, software, or malware problem, guys?
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Last edited by ahhaa; 12th Aug 2014 at 12:39. Reason: clarity
Try clearing your history.
Flushing the cache won't do any harm so why not, but in this type of situation I think you should clean the CPU heatsink by blowing compressed air through the openings, if possible remove the cover and use a small stick to prevent the fan spinning (they really don't like that).
For the nth time, with the possible exception of certain Intel processors, I don't have/ever owned anything whose name starts with "i".
It's an issue with bad scripts on web pages that does that,happens to my mother's destop computer.I think,therefore i am a hamster.
"Usually while using a browser". Really? EVERY SINGLE TIME, or, if not, what were you doing when it beeped and locked while NOT using a browser?
How Long were you browsing, "usually"?
"A" browser? Gosh golly gee, WHICH FREAKING ONE? More than one? Goody. Name them.
What, EXACTLY, happens after it stops freezing?
Precise, accurate information is the key to solving such problems without simply making wild guesses.
Your description of "similar cases" makes me wonder what you consider to be Completely Different?
Get a temp monitoring program, like speedfan, and report back with Multiple checks with temp numbers.