HELP! I Have Had 5 Kernel Panics Today!

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  1. LaMerVipere macrumors 6502a

    LaMerVipere

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    I have had 5 kernel panics today, and I had 2 yesterday.

    I have no idea what the problem could be, my system isn't acting any differently, but that many kernel panics can't be normal.

    Does anyone know what might cause so many? :confused:
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #2
    What have you added or installed on your computer today or yesterday? Software, peripherals, hardware?
     
  3. LaMerVipere thread starter macrumors 6502a

    LaMerVipere

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    Nope, BUT...

    I logged into my University's wireless network for the first time yesterday. If that would make a difference.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Here are some common (and not-so-common) causes of kernel panics:
    1. Bad RAM (run Apple Hardware Test CD to check for; fixed by replacing any defective module(s))
    2. Bad driver(s) (suspect this if it only occurs when doing a certain thing; fixed by reinstalling Mac OS X)
    3. Bad Power Manager settings (this one isn't very common, but when it does occur, the KPs seem random and occur frequently; fixed by resetting the Power Management Unit (PMU) - see Apple Support for details specific to your Mac model)
     

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