I think I might have some bad ram.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macgeek2005, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. macgeek2005 macrumors 65816

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    I just put in another 512mb stick of ram into my G4 tower.

    For 2 years i've had it running 768mb of ram (one 256, one 512), and recently I finally got another 512 and put it in, giving me 1.25GB. That was fine.

    Now I got another one, to fill up the last ram slot, so I now have 1.75 GB of ram, but my computer keeps freezing up.

    I'll be playing music, using iChat, MSN, Firefox, Activity moniter, and maybe quicktime, and all of a sudden the music will stop, and the computer will just freese up. I don't know if it's related to playing the music, because right now i'm not playing music and it's not freezing up yet.....

    I better post this before it does freeze up.

    Do you suggest I take that ram out and see what happens?
     
  2. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    Try running memtest and see what it tells you.

    Just follow the provided instructions carefully.
     
  3. macgeek2005 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, but it's a little too late, I already took it out.

    I had verified and repaired permissions, and I zapped the P-ram, and then I restarted again, and it still froze again in the middle of watching a video on google video.
     

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