Welcome to MacTalk Australia

the largest Australian community for Apple discussions and topics

Join the discussions, Register Now!
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,050

    Default

    As suggested, if you've just bought a new machine or installed RAM and your machine is crashing a lot, try removing and re-inserting the RAM.
    The discussion has continued at AppleTalk Australia.

  2. #2

    Default

    how do you re-install the RAM?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,808

    Default

    Originally posted by nateb@Mar 11 2006, 03:47 PM
    how do you re-install the RAM?
    LoL..... serious?

    Take it out..... then put it back in.

    Some people like to give the connectors a wipe or a blow...... i'm a blow man myself, but it's usually a personal preference.

    And there you have it! re-installing the RAM!
    I have no successful trades

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    471

    Default

    lol, the_OM, not everyone can be as technical as you!

    If you don't know how to open your machine and tinker with bits, you probably shouldn't be touching RAM. If you do know how to open it, google for instructions on removing and replacing RAM in your particular model

  5. #5

    Default

    i remember i charged someone to reseat their ram easiest $40 i made, good ole ripoff merchant of a techie i was, they walke din said their come was broken, i pulled side panel off (out the back) pushed ram in it worked, waited 2 hours while i did other work and then charged them $40

    and everyone else working there said it couldnt be done
    muhahha
    "It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy."

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Behind you
    Posts
    2,699

    Default

    You know you're going straight to hell for that. :P
    WTF is Harmonytech? | The iBook Saga. | Successful Trades: Currawong, Byrd, xedos, Decryption, Greenie, Mivory
    sudo chmod 327 /etc/car/subaru

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Here.
    Posts
    952

    Default

    Haha that's shameful. But funny. You are the reason I never take my iBook to a store if it needs fixing. :P
    Dear Sony, Microsoft, the MPAA, the RIAA and Apple:
    Let's make a deal. You stop trying to tell me where, when, and how I play my movies and music, and I won't crush your homes under my inexorably advancing wall of ice.

    http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/sony_microsoft..._riaa_apple.jpg

  8. #8

    Default

    nah this was PeeCee, they are stupid enough to buy one they deserv to die
    technically its $40 for me to even look at it then per hour on top, so yer i technically just stuck to the rules

    PS. I AM THE DEVIL!!
    "It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy."

  9. #9

    Default

    Couple of things to add here:
    • Under-specced RAM
      The newer machines, especially G5s and XServes are particularly picky about memory - installing an unmatched pair of generic DDR with a different chip array & count will almost certainly come back to bite.
      Buy decent stuff!

    • Dirty Pins
      After grounding oneself, remove the chip and lay it on an antistatic surface (the bag it came in is good).
      Take a new white plastic eraser, such as Stabilo, and rub across the gold contact pins a couple of times. Blow away any residue and reseat.

    • AHT (Apple Hardware Test)
      which comes with the machine is really only useful for Memory testing in the Extended Test mode.
      Furthermore, Id recommend downloading memtest:
      memtestosx
      to really check the chips

    happy memories! B)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •