my first one was returned then I ordered a new one they did have me try a clean install before apple had me return it.dont have the issue. sounds liek a software issue if you have 2 machines with the same unusual problem. does it happen with a clean install?
Because of the problems with the first iMac I just set it up as a new computer. All my files are on an external hard drive but I haven't connected it yet.Could be older software transferred over if you used Migration Assistant.
No have not put any third party memory in this one.Did you put in any third-party memory?
Thanks for your response. I think I could have found the problem. Yesterday I unplugged a blu-ray burner that I bought from OWC and it has not restarted once. so I'm thinking it may be the problem. I did read that you should unplug every thing and see if it continues to restart so that's what I did.I've had a rMBP have consistent restart issues due to a USB device, but my second guess, if it's not a bad run of Apple products, is that however the power is being supplied isn't correct (enough, or voltage isn't consistent, bad outlet, etc). The USB issues I've had have been power draw issues. Maybe the iMac is drawing more power than previous computers. Uncommon computer problem, but worth trying another outlet.