iMac freezing/applications crashing

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

  1. pigbat macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2005
    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?

  2. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    To answer one of your questions yes memory can definately cause this type of behavior.
  3. pigbat thread starter macrumors regular

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

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