Help give my computer a diagnosis

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iEric, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. iEric macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys...I've been having trouble with my Powermac G4 MDD Dual 1 GHz.

    The problem is that sometimes it just sudden freezes and stops working. The mouse moves and if I have iTunes open the music continues to play through USB speakers (haman/kardon).

    I've ran Disk Utilities several times but it doesn't seem to help.
    Could it be something wrong with my hardware --> HD?

    The other non-stock hardware I have on is a Bluetooth Adapter and a Linksys 54G Wireless PCI card. But I've tried taking it out and it still does it.

    Sometimes it'll work fine. Sometimes it will freeze. theres a 1:2 ratio that it will freeze.

    Any help?
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried running the Apple Hardware Test CD that came with your system? That would let you know if you had bad RAM or something... Give it a shot!
     
  3. iEric thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh right! I forgot to put that in...I did and it said it was fine....

    And I dont think it could be an OS problem because I reinstalled OS X 10.3.
     
  4. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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    ok

    are u sure it does not freeze only when its get hot try to determine the machines characteristics when the frezeses happen !!

    i.e where u using a certain app etc

    also did u format your harddisk before you reinstalled osx
     
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I had an identical problem with my G5 – it kept freezing up exactly how you described. I installed the combo version of 10.3.6 about two months ago and haven't had a freeze since, so that might be worth a shot.
     

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