Help give my computer a diagnosis

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iEric, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. iEric macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2003
    Hey guys...I've been having trouble with my Powermac G4 MDD Dual 1 GHz.

    The problem is that sometimes it just sudden freezes and stops working. The mouse moves and if I have iTunes open the music continues to play through USB speakers (haman/kardon).

    I've ran Disk Utilities several times but it doesn't seem to help.
    Could it be something wrong with my hardware --> HD?

    The other non-stock hardware I have on is a Bluetooth Adapter and a Linksys 54G Wireless PCI card. But I've tried taking it out and it still does it.

    Sometimes it'll work fine. Sometimes it will freeze. theres a 1:2 ratio that it will freeze.

    Any help?
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Have you tried running the Apple Hardware Test CD that came with your system? That would let you know if you had bad RAM or something... Give it a shot!
  3. iEric thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2003
    oh right! I forgot to put that in...I did and it said it was fine....

    And I dont think it could be an OS problem because I reinstalled OS X 10.3.
  4. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2003

    are u sure it does not freeze only when its get hot try to determine the machines characteristics when the frezeses happen !!

    i.e where u using a certain app etc

    also did u format your harddisk before you reinstalled osx
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    I had an identical problem with my G5 – it kept freezing up exactly how you described. I installed the combo version of 10.3.6 about two months ago and haven't had a freeze since, so that might be worth a shot.

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