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Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2009 12:42 PM (in response to Saxlix)Hi Saxlix, and a warm welcome to the forums!
You've certainly done great work so far, the only thing I might add is to open Console in Utilities, observe that for clues when it freezes. Activity Monitor sorted on CPU% may also help.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2009 5:10 AM (in response to BDAqua)Thanks - I finally found the time to screw around with the computer some more today. I opened Activity Monitor and Console per your suggestion, but nothing out of the ordinary showed up on either one at the moment the computer froze up.
I have had sort of a breakthrough, I think - after zapping the PRAM, I was able to use Safari for about 90 minutes today before the computer froze. Generally, I am lucky to get 5 minutes of browser time. Any ideas?G5 1.6, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 3 gb RAM
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2009 7:20 AM (in response to Saxlix)holy crap?!?! where did you buy this machine?
you have certainly done alot to it... i can't believe that a fresh install on a zeroed hdd STILL gave you the problems?!?! is your install from a retail version or a downloaded version from the web? -- just asking because i have tried upgrading my o/s using a torrent i found and had issues, so i just went out and bought it.
i am trying to learn more and more about macs seeing that i have been a pc freak for many years! i love these machines... good luck!
note: got an external you can convert into a startup disc?? try it on a different drive and see if the problems persist... may be a bad hdd. G5 DC 2.0 --- Glad to be a convert!, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Smokin' G5! -- 2.0GHz w/5.5G RAM - 640G + 300G hdds - ATI X1900GT - 20.1" LCD ws
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2009 8:47 AM (in response to Saxlix)Swap old battery for new if you don't have the appropriate meter.
http://www.macsales.com carries one or Radio Shack
http://www.apple.com/support/powermac/ links to all manuals, specs, how-to, articles, etc.Mac Pro 8800GT 10K VelociRaptor, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Windows 7 i7 3.2GHz GTX 260-216
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2009 7:09 AM (in response to The hatter)I finally booted the computer with my laptop via Firewire today. The result was the same when using Safari, but this time I had a message on my screen - it read as follows:
System Failure: cpu=0; code=00000001 (Corrupt stack)
Latest crash infor for cpu 0:
Exception state (sv-0x5613F500)
PC=0x000ABBF8; MSR=0x00001830; DAR=0x06261149; DSISR=0x42000000;
LR=0x000ABACC; R1=0X41383F00; XCP=0X00000098 (System Failure)
backtrace terminated - frame not mapped or invalid: 0xBFFFC0F0
Proceeding back via exception chain:
Exception state (sv=0x5613F500)
PC=0x91CFFCE8; MSR=0x0200D030; DAR=0x06261149; DSISR=0X42000000; LR=0x91CFB328; R1=0xF0386960; XCP=0x00000400 (Unknown code)
Darwin Kernel Version 8.11.0: Wed Oct 18 18:26:00 PDT 2007: root:xnu-792.24.17-a/RELEASE_PPC
Memory access exception (1,0,0)
ethernet MAC address: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
ip address: xxx.xxx.x.xxx
Waiting for remote debugger connection.
(I took a picture of the screen with my camera, so I had to type everything by hand - errors are a distinct possibility...)
I hope somebody understands this message - I'm at my wit's end. After about 2 minutes, my fans all started going ape - the computer sounded like it was going to fly away (perhaps I should let it).G5 1.6, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 3 gb RAM
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2009 7:43 AM (in response to Saxlix)Kernel panic = hardware
Apple Hardware Test? I'm not sure I'd rely on TechTool (Deluxe or Pro).
Lemonaide?Mac Pro 8800GT 10K VelociRaptor, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Windows 7 i7 3.2GHz GTX 260-216
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2009 8:35 AM (in response to Saxlix)Lemonade, a refreshing summer drink. (I misspelled, again!)
American 'slang' that if you have a lemon (lemon is name for faulty product, cars made on Monday tended to have higher failure rates, so often termed "lemon"), then if you have lemons, turn it into lemonade.
Usually you can get a copy of AHT from Apple, they will want the serial number of the computer to know which version and such. Not sure why there wouldn't be support.Mac Pro 8800GT 10K VelociRaptor, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Windows 7 i7 3.2GHz GTX 260-216
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2009 11:59 PM (in response to The hatter)I am an American living in Poland, so I know 'lemonade' - I thought you were suggesting 'lemonaide' was a Mac utility...
I downloaded Memtest and let it go in Single User mode - 4 hours later (and louder from all the fan noise), my memory failed the test. Now, I am testing only the two Kingston RAM modules and hoping for the best...however, I did use the computer with only these installed when I first bought them and still had the same freezing issue. I am not optimistic...G5 1.6, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 3 gb RAM
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2009 6:18 AM (in response to Saxlix)MemTest gives the green light to my Kingston memory - all tests came out OK. So now I am left trying to figure out what is causing my kernel panics. If RAM is ruled out, what is the next logical culprit?G5 1.6, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 3 gb RAM
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2009 7:22 PM (in response to Saxlix)what firmware version is installed ? should be 5.1.5f2
Power Mac G5 Uniprocessor 5.1.5 f2 Firmware Update
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