8 minute freeze syndrome

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by closer, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. closer macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2006
    Ontario Canada
    I'm using a G4 533Mhz 1G ram + additional NIC as an internet web proxy server at school

    dansguardian/Squid as the proxy SW

    it rarely stays up and running for more than 8 minutes now... in the past week I've

    • UPdated sys SW to 10.3.9
    • switched out the RAM completely and replaced with new RAM
    • Run Disk Utility and repaired permissions
    • Booted from CD and Run Disk Utility and Run Repair Drive
    • Run Tech Tool Pro
    • Run Drive 10
    • Run Disk Warrior

    that kinda lead me to believe that it might not be the HD failing... it appears to check out ok on all four Utility programs... and the sys SW has been fully updated... and the fan appears to be working fine so things shouldn't be overheating and causes freezes and crashes...

    I am running no oither programs on this server... it just won't stay on very long, and my idea of a job is not restarting a computer and proxy server every 8 minutes... dansguardian and Squid are set to reboot automatically on restart... but they only do that half the time... otherwise its a manual terminal boot for them

    any ideas why this mac has become so disfunctional... I'm not particularily Unix savvy so please elaborate if you're talking Unix speak

    thanks, dan
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Hmm... first thing I would look at is the driver for the extra NIC, given all the other stuff you've done - assuming it requires a driver. If it does, check the web site for the manufacturer to see if that particular driver works properly under Mac OS 10.3.9. If the driver you have is older than the one on the site, I strongly advise updating to the latest driver.

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