New dual G5 crashing while sleeping

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by weeag, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. weeag macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2005
    Hey all, my two month old dual 2.0 Powermac G5 is doing something funky. A couple of times a week I'll come in after work and the G5 is asleep but the fans are running a thousand miles an hour and occasionally the red light is on in the case. The computer is non-responsive to keyboard or mouse movements and I have to either hold down the power button to turn it off (if the red light is not on) or pull the plug (if the red light is on).

    I'm not sure what could be causing this... I run several programs at once which I leave running when I leave, or put it to sleep with the power button. I haven't lost anything important yet but really need to figure out what is wrong. Stability is one of the main reasons I switched to a mac!

    I've got all the software updates and am running 10.4.5 with 1GB factory RAM. The usual programs that I usually have running are firefox, entourage, photoshop and itunes.

    Not sure what other info might be helpful.... Thanks!
  2. weeag thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2005
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  4. weeag thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2005
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    What third party hardware are you using? This sort of problem often stems from a third party PCI card.
  6. weeag thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2005
    I'm not using anything thrid party inside... just what came directly from Apple. Externally I've got several USB devices - all-in-one printer, webcam, memory card reader, UPS back-up, mouse & keyboard. Nothing Firewire is being used.

    I haven't tried unplugging things yet to see if one of them is the problem... That's going to be a ton of hassle as the computer isn't consistant when it crashes and I need all the USB devices plugged in as I use each of them daily.

    Thanks for the continued help!

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