This powermac G4 is driving me crazy!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by applegeek13, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. applegeek13 macrumors regular

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    I have A PowerMac G4, specs in my sig. I just reinstalled Leopard on it, and it still kernel panics. How can I fix this? Is it worth selling and finding a new computer?
     
  2. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    start pulling out pheripherals first, it could be a bad ram, bad usb card if you have one...
     
  3. applegeek13 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. trickyred macrumors member

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    I had that a few weeks ago. It was the RAM on the logic board, not the user accessible slot underneath.
     
  5. KítscheñÇinqµe macrumors regular

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  6. Imhotep397 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah 9 out of 10 times kernel panics are hardware related. If you have an upgraded video card like the ATI Radeon 9800 it may have gone bad. The best plan is to strip everything down to the basics of what it shipped with and then start adding components back in until you catch the crook.
     
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    Do you have the Apple Hardware Test disc?
     
  8. applegeek13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do not, unfortunately. I'll start pulling things out, starting with my PCI USB card and the old RAM. Thanks guys!
     
  9. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    If it's legal (not sure) I will happily share my G4 test disk with you. I can just make a disk image for you. I will confirm how big it is and maybe someone else can confirm if it's legal to share that. It's a disk from 2003 that works on all G4 towers.

    Being a former owner of 2 MDD's myself I had this issue with a bad memory stick. I am about 95% sure that is what it would be. You can test without the test disk though by simply trying to run the system for a while in the same situations with one stick out at a time. When/if the KP's stop you then know the stick out of it was the culprit.
     
  10. applegeek13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, it started doing this before I got new RAM, and the number/frequency of the KP's changed whenever I'd move the old stick. I'll change it out now. Thanks!
     
  11. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    That leads me to believe it is your old stick that is the problem. Let us know how things turn out.
     

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