Please help!!! Kernel Panic at Start up.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kanvas, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. kanvas macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2010
    hello, i am in desperate need of help/advice.
    I'm getting a kernel panic at start up and the optical drive wont read
    the start up DVD. I can boot up windows via bootcamp and the machine runs fine. I'm not getting any red LED's on my risers, so i'm assuming its not a RAM issue. I have a Mac Pro 8-core (2008) stock, just added 10 gigs of RAM.
    Has anyone had the same problems? Any advice?
  2. MacHamster68, Nov 7, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2010

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    kernel panics

    are caused by various things

    here a list and never eliminate anything before you are not 100%sure (like your ram , as its coincidentally started with kernel panics after you installed new ram i would start there , and only because windows runs doesn't mean conclude that your harddrive is fine, the only conclusion is that the windows partition is fine , and your macpro quad core ram you should look close at crucial website , because only because it fits in doesnt mean its working with a Mac , but might well work with the windows side of your mac

    * Maximum Memory: 32768MB
    * Slots: 8 (4 banks of 2)
    * Standard Memory: 2048MB removable
    * USB Support: 2.x Compliant
    * Installed in pairs of modules.

    Q: What memory goes into my computer, and will a faster speed be backward-compatible?

    A: DDR2 memory with support for DDR2 PC2-6400 speeds.

    Q: How much memory can my computer handle?

    A: 32768MB.

    Adding the maximum amount of memory will improve performance and help extend the useful life of your system as you run increasingly demanding software applications in the future.

    Q: Do I have to install matching pairs?

    A: Yes.

    Your system requires that you install memory in pairs.

    Q: Does my computer support dual-channel memory?

    A: No.

    Your system does not support dual channel.

    Q: Does my computer support ECC memory?

    A: Yes.

    Your system supports ECC. You can put non-ECC modules into an ECC system, but be sure not to mix ECC and non-ECC modules within a system. Install the same type of modules that are already in your system.

    but as your optical drive isn't working i would just bring it to the next apple store yours is 2008 so you got still a year apple care left ...if you had been clever enough to buy it

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