HELP Systems Failure Trap CPU

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Fishtalk, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Fishtalk macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2008
    My old Pismo has been freezing for a couple of weeks now...But always managed to reboot with crash stop.
    This time when it froze I got large black line's with SYSTEMS FAILURE TRAP CPU.
    I manage to reboot and close it down normally but.... I can boot but it only stays on for about half an hour then freezes again....does this mean that my Ordi is dead...or is there something I can do about it.
    I Did have all my stuff backed up on a ext FW HD but for the moment all I have to work with is a PC Laptop which I suppose will not work on the Ext HD.
    Thanks for any advice
  2. Fishtalk thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2008
    Could a "Systems Failure Trap CPU" message....

    Be a RAM problem again....
    In the past two years I've replaced my old RAM twice.... seem to fix it.
    Last one went about 3 months ago so I pulled out the 246 and left it running with just the " New" (bought about two years ago) .512 Now its starting to freeze up again if I leave on for more that half an hour.... Getting black lines with Systems Failure Trap CPU
    Problem is that I dont have a spare RAM and before going through the hassel of finding and OLD Pismo RAM on eBay...just wondering if this could be problem again.
    PISMO G3 running Panther.... i know I shoud buy something more "recent" but for the moment I'm broke and looking for the cheapest solution.
    Thanks for any Idea's.

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