1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 30, 2013 3:18 PM by Klaus1
CDowney17 Level 1 Level 1

I've been getting recurring kernel panics in Snow Leopard, forcing me to to restart my computer. After these events (or causing them, I'm not sure), checking Disk Utility reveals some damage to my hard drive, telling me to boot from my OS X disk to make the repairs. I've done this twice now, and even reformatted my HDD, and the problems return, eventually.


I replaced my standard 250GB HDD with a 1TB one, and also replaced the RAM in my laptop last December. If I remember correctly, the kerbel panics began happening around June of this year. I'm leaning towards the RAM being the underlying cause here, or maybe I just damaged something when I installed it, but I was wondering if there was a reliable way to diagnose the problem? I could switch back to the old RAM/HDD, to see if that fixes it, but the problem is quite intermittent, not happening for weeks at a time, then happening several times in the space of a few days, so I wouldn't be sure the problem was solved for quite a while.


The laptop is a 2010 MacBook, running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8, with a 1TB 5400RPM HDD, and 2 x 2GB 1067MHz DDR3 RAM sticks.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)