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imac snow 500 shut down when is hot
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pedropez
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Oct 7, 2005, 11:36 PM
 
hi,
i´m new / here cause
my iMac Snow 500 is having troubles
i don´t know why but she is coming down
when is hot.
the time when it is happen is variable
sometimes it happen in an hour
other times i can work two or three hours
/ then shut down

i apreciate any help on the topic
thanks
pez
pd: plaese apologize my english
     
Will C
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Oct 8, 2005, 04:30 AM
 
Possible faulty RAM module? Try running with one removed and then the other.

Are you using OS X or OS 9?
     
pedropez  (op)
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Oct 9, 2005, 02:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by Will C
Possible faulty RAM module? Try running with one removed and then the other.

Are you using OS X or OS 9?

hi will C
i.m using os 9.1

thanks a lot
pez
     
Will C
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Oct 9, 2005, 03:16 PM
 
Ensure you have good airflow possible around the iMac - especially at the bottom.

Does it run for longer if you try to keep it cool with a desk fan - if yes then you have an overheating problem.

Did you try removing a RAM module?
     
pedropez  (op)
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Oct 9, 2005, 05:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Will C
Ensure you have good airflow possible around the iMac - especially at the bottom.

Does it run for longer if you try to keep it cool with a desk fan - if yes then you have an overheating problem.

Did you try removing a RAM module?
nop.
i don´t
she is running with a one 128 module
i never touch
i bought from sex months ago
it is a used iMac
and i don´t work too much with her
bacause i have another two iMacs
i begun to used a month ago
pez
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pedropez  (op)
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Oct 15, 2005, 10:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Will C
Ensure you have good airflow possible around the iMac - especially at the bottom.

Does it run for longer if you try to keep it cool with a desk fan - if yes then you have an overheating problem.

Did you try removing a RAM module?

hey will
you are a genius
i do remove the ram
from one module to the other
and this fix the problem

thanks a lot will
you are a mother

pez
     
Will C
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Oct 16, 2005, 04:40 AM
 
Thanks - I'm glad it worked.

RAM is not too expensive these days so you may want to get a 512MB module.

(I am a mother?......errrrr....)
     
   
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