iMac freezing/applications crashing

Discussion in 'iMac' started by pigbat, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. pigbat macrumors regular

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    Jan 18, 2005
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    I have a first generation intel iMac that started freezing up/applications crashing a couple days ago. When it happens I see multiple crashdump processes spawn into the process table.

    I haven't loaded anything new in weeks but I did add 1GB of crucial memory about 6 weeks ago. Today I pulled the new memory and cranked it up to see if it happens again. It usually takes a couple hours for the problem to manifest.

    That said, I have a few questions.

    1. Does the memory sound like it could cause this type of behavior?
    2. I have AppleCare on the machine, can Apple support examine any crash files if I contact them?
    3. Any ideas on a next step if this memory test doesn't pan out?

    Thanks
     
  2. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

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    To answer one of your questions yes memory can definately cause this type of behavior.
     
  3. pigbat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Jan 18, 2005
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    Thanks, hopefully it's that simple.
     

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