Hi all - best wishes for 2022: last year was pretty tough for so many of us…
Anyway I have a MacBook Pro, late 2013. It will run Big Sur but not Monterey. I haven’t got a budget to get a new MacBook and was quite happy to accept any consequent limitations for at least the next few months. The machine is fast enough for me and has lots of nice connection sockets, so in theory I should be happy.
However, recently the machine, which I keep up to date, has started misbehaving. It restarts spontaneously with a “restarted because of a problem” comment which is meaningless to me. It seems mostly related to kernel panics following a watchdog timeout, whatever that is. I can just about live with that.
What I can’t live with is several warnings per day that I’ve run out of application memory when I haven’t, as can be seen via Activity Monitor: sometimes I get the warning when all that’s open in the Finder. I tried to get help on the Apple forums for this, and came across some very hostile remarks about CleanMyMac, an app I’ve used for years, which demonstrably gets rid of junk on the machine. The hostile tone really surprised me, and I wondered if there was some special pleading involved.
Has anyone here come across this set of problems, and if so was CMM involved? I feel I need to hear from an unbiased source.