To be or not to be? That is the question.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by GearHeadG5, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. GearHeadG5 macrumors newbie

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    I am looking into buying a 2009 Mac Pro 8 core 2.26GHz, and have found one that I think I could fix. Here is what the ad says the problem is.

    "The machine will freeze off and on when coming out of sleep mode.
    It also freezes occasionally and requires a hard boot.
    I pulled all but 8 gig and it seems to of stabilized the system
    However, I will include the extra 24 gig with the system."

    To me it sounds like a RAM issue, but are there any issues with this particular model that I should be aware of? Or what do you think would cause these problems?

    Thanks!
     
  2. OS6-OSX macrumors 6502a

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    One way "Not to be" taken by a charlatan is to have that person post an uninterrupted video on YouTube. Showing the MP with and without the "problem" ram installed!:)
     
  3. pastrychef macrumors 601

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  4. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    It's somewhat risky specially if it's an online transaction. If you can find other sale ads of the same model from reputable sellers would be better. And as far as I know the 2009 8 core 2.26ghz are not hard to find.
     
  5. GearHeadG5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    I was looking at that same machine! I went against it and went looking for a different 2009
     

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