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I recently reinstalled the 10.5.8 and all the updates because I was getting a lot of instability in the computer. Certain programs like Roxio Toast where crashing or getting error messages. Intially reinstalling the OS, the updates and certain software helped but the issues started up again especially with the Roxio toast. I haven't replaced the DVD drive yet....... To get to the point is there a remote possibility that the outdated firmware could contribute to the on going instability and crashes of my computer. The other things that come to mind that could POSSIBLY cause my problems are: bad memory, Hard drive issues, logicboard....I could go on but I won't. The following steps where taken to correct the crashes and other stability issues:

-Ran Disk warrior to rebuild the system directory and to correct permissions

-Rebuilt the systems cache, spotlight list, and file associations

-Deleted the Plist and .com files that are associated with software

-Ran an anti virus

-Reinstalled the OS


Does anyone have any Ideas?



System info:

Model Name:Power Mac G5 Quad

Model Identifier:PowerMac11,2

Processor Name:PowerPC G5 (1.1)

Processor Speed:2.5 GHz

Number Of CPUs:4

L2 Cache (per CPU):1 MB

Memory:8 GB

Bus Speed:1.25 GHz

Boot ROM Version:5.2.7f1

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
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