G5 fan constantly runs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GoodyCandles, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. GoodyCandles macrumors newbie

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    I have firefox and entourage open and this G5 with dual processors is humming like a plane ready to take- off. Why does this happen?
     
  2. chasemac macrumors 6502a

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    Have you added new memory lately? Shut it down.
     
  3. GoodyCandles thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've got 1 GB or RAM. What would you recommend?
     
  4. chasemac macrumors 6502a

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    Is it third party RAM? First thing I would do is shut it down and uplug all external devices then the powercord. Wait about 10 seconds and plug the powercord back in and external devices and boot back up.

    It is most likely the RAM or an external device that could be causing this. I had the same problem and it was 3rd party RAM. Is that RAM 2 x 512? They need to be matched pairs.
     

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