Ram issues??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zen.state, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. zen.state macrumors 68020

    zen.state

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    Hi all. I recently bought a G4 MDD dual 867 and I LOVE it.

    I am having just one issue with it though.. A couple hours after I got it I ran the Apple Hardware Test on it and it found an issue with 1 of the 3x256 memory sticks. It simply said that it failed the test. The 2 hours before I used the hardware test I was running Tiger with no issues at all.. No kernel panics at all and none ever with it. I thought that was a sure sign of bad hardware? Is the ram ok or not?

    Anyway.. now and then the system just locks up on me. If I am playing music or a podcast when it happens it sounds like a record skipping over a 1 second part of a song over and over till I do a hard boot. Everything locks when it happens. The lock ups are too varied and different to easily trouble shoot the issue..

    Other times it has happened was when I opened a video podcast in itunes and twice when I was using Google Earth.

    Any thoughts or ideas?
     
  2. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

    NYmacAttack

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    NY
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    Have you removed the stick of RAM that failed the hardware test?
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Same answer as on ehMac ... it's the RAM.

    If you leave it in there, it's going to damage your data eventually as you crash the machine.

    Seriously -- it's crashing randomly (which points to either hardware or badly corrupted OS) and AHT has fingered a RAM stick. What'cha waiting for?
     
  4. zen.state thread starter macrumors 68020

    zen.state

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    its out now.. I ran the hardware test again and everything passed with flying colours on the entire system.

    the thing is though that now I only have 512MB :(

    *breaks out wallet to buy more*

    I have bought from CanadaRAM before and I will again. None of the MDD's RAM is from CR though.. I bought a 256 for my B&W G3..
     

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