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My PB G4 12'' crashes from time to time !?
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dannegrun
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Nov 22, 2004, 07:55 PM
 
Hi!

I have a problem with my PB 12'. Sometimes with no warning the computer just crashes/freezes. It stops working with just the fan running. The only thing I can do is restart by pressing Ctrl+Command+startButton or holding down the startButton until it shutdown.

I have searched through the logs but can't find anything. Where can I look to find out what it is that's responsible for the crashes?

I have run Memtest and hardware test but it finds nothing.

The temperatures when it crashes is 62 degrees Celsius for the graphic card and around 50-55 for the CPU. Can it be that?

I have installed an extra memory module of 512MB:
KINGSTON 512MB MEMORY MODULE - KTA-PBG4 266/512

My configuration: PowerBook G4 12'', 768MB RAM, 60GB HDD, Superdrive.

Thanks!
     
macwayne
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Nov 22, 2004, 11:10 PM
 
could be bad ram. Take the chip out and run it for a few days to see if the crashing stops. OSX can be real picky about ram requirements.
     
dannegrun  (op)
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Nov 23, 2004, 08:55 AM
 
Hi!

It was the RAM. When I took it out the computer works perfectly. I spoke to the company I bought it from and they will send me a new one.

Thanks for all help!
     
   
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