2010 iMac Crashing

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BenjaminMac, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. BenjaminMac macrumors newbie

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    My new 2010 iMac has been crashing lately for no reason. At first is would just freeze up silently and i would have to shut it down manually. Now when it crashes it speakers go nuts with a very loud sound that sound like "death".

    I did put 4 gigs of new ram from cruscal in over a month ago (close to when these imacs came out).

    All Apple Hardware checks find nothing wrong.

    It happens randomly and wont happen for days then will come back.

    I have checked logs and could find nothing, is there a specific play in the logs i should look at? maybe even link it to you folks?
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    May 19, 2002
    #2
    If you have the top version of Techtool you can look to see if there are drive errors or bad sectors -- either of which can freeze the machine.

    If you don't have that a free version is SMART Utility

    While a drive may "pass" disk utilities or another app's SMART check with a pass, it is meaningless and pointless and you need to look at the stored errors and such on the drive.

    So you need a tool like SMART Utility or the top Techtool to yank the data off the drive -- not something that pats you on the head and tells you it'll be alright like Disk Utility.
     
  3. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    Los Angeles and NorCal
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    why don't you take out the extra 4 gigs of ram you've installed and test it out for a day or 2. Maybe it's the ram afterall?
     

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