Help - Grey Screen & Kernel Panic?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by euphoriq, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. euphoriq macrumors newbie

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    i own a 2.1ghz 2gig mac that has been upgraded to 4gigs by an authorized apple reseller. lately i had the 2-3 beep issues so i had my mac serviced and i was told by the technician that they couldn't find any problems so they felt that it was most likely a RAM issue. but since i need my laptop for assignments, the technician loaned me a 2g RAM to support it for the meantime. i just got the grey screen when i switched my mac on telling me to reboot with some foreign languages. from what i've read around, it could be a kernel panic. so i rebooted and i still got the same grey screen for maybe 2-3 times until i got tru the startup screen which is now.

    could this be caused by the 2g RAM/insufficient RAM? or internal hardware problems because i was told by the technicians that they couldn't find any problems :(

    btw i'm new to mac too.
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    You are having a kernel panic.

    Yes, it is most likely the RAM (quality rather than quantity).
     
  3. Denarius macrumors 6502a

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    Run hardware diagnostics off the DVD with extended memory test.You may want to try reseating the ram as well.
     

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