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G5 1.6 freezes with certain applications

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  • IIe Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 11, 2009 8:05 AM (in response to Saxlix)
    On my original discs that came with my G5 1,6 Ghz the version number for AHT is 2.1, but I did use more recent versions of AHT (not 2.5) and it worked. The original system version on the machine was 10.2.7, now we are on 10.5.8, so a more recent AHT makes sense, doesn't it ?
    I guess if you installed a more recent graphic card or other hardware it would also make sense that you would need (would be able) to use a more up-to-date version of AHT.
    Maybe you can find AHT 2.1 online.
    PowerPC G5 1,6 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 4 Gb RAM - GeForce 6800 GT DDL - 2 x 500 Gb HD
  • IIe Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 11, 2009 8:13 AM (in response to Saxlix)
    Is your RAM 2x1Gb and 2x512Mb or 3x1Gb ?
    PowerPC G5 1,6 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 4 Gb RAM - GeForce 6800 GT DDL - 2 x 500 Gb HD
  • IIe Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 11, 2009 12:58 PM (in response to Saxlix)
    Unfortunately, I couldn't find it either.

    I see on your profile that you got MacOs 10.4.11 installed. Did you try installing 10.5(.8) ?

    And did you try running the AHT copy you got. I do not think it can harm your computer. It will probably refuse to boot the CD or tell you that you're using the wrong version. But as I said before, I used a more recent copy with my machine and it worked.

    I could send a copy of the original CD (if it is legal) to your local Apple shop for you, but don't know if you're allowed to post an address (of a shop) on this forum. Wouldn't suggest it myself.

    You should try to call another Apple certified dealer (do they still exist?) and insist.

    Cheers.
    PowerPC G5 1,6 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 4 Gb RAM - GeForce 6800 GT DDL - 2 x 500 Gb HD
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Nov 11, 2009 11:41 PM (in response to Saxlix)
    but the G5 version is not offered as a download.


    Because it was included on the riginl Install Disc(s).

    If you have it Have you booted off the Install Disk by holding the *d key* down at boot-up, (not the c key), and run the extended Apple HW Test? Some Install disks require holding the Option key at bootup to select the AHT.
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Nov 12, 2009 2:06 PM (in response to Saxlix)
    Oh yes, I wish they were available also, and do not know why.

    I think TechTool Pro has has a similar HWT on it, maybe the Deluxe version also... not sure.
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Nov 22, 2009 12:01 PM (in response to Saxlix)
    I see you gave a Crash report earlier, but it didn't contain any useful info really, see this to get an idea of what we need to see...

    How to read Crash Logs...

    http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn2004/tn2123.html#LISTCRASHLOGSTATEPPC
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Dec 20, 2009 1:43 PM (in response to Saxlix)
    Hmmm, long thread so I'm not absolutely certain what all we've done, but never saw so many Zeros in a thread crash before.

    For this log to be of much use it'd need to show what was running around 0x91dcefec 0 + -1847791636 & 0x007a0f4c

    Seems that would likely be RAM, CPU, Logic Board related, even though AHT found no problem, you can only really trust it if iut finds a problem, not if it doesn't. OSX & a few APs seem to press the RAM harder than any RAM test.

    Any clues in crashreporter.log ?

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