Failing memory. Problems appearing after a while?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jevel, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. jevel macrumors regular

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    I felt that things wasn´t as smooth as I´d like it to be, so I got a 512MB PC3200 Geil Golden Dragon to exchange with one of my original 256MB sticks.

    For just about a week my machine has been as stable as a rock. That is until an hour ago. I was working on an article when my screen dims, and a dialogue appears and asks me to turn my machine off. (I guess this is a kernel panic?)

    I do as I am told, only to find that the GUI won´t boot fully. I get the original wallpaper but no dock or menu line. I try rebooting a couple of times, but no go.

    Then I get out my original 256MB stick and pop it in. Voila! Everything works again!

    Anyone seen this or know what it might be?

    -KJ
     
  2. Frohickey macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like memory failure to me, since changing to the other DIMM sticks solved it.

    Could be that you have been having memory failure for a while, and you just never knew it.
     

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