my ibook is dying

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  1. fishyhell

    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

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    6 kernel panics in 2 days

    :noes:

    freddy don't die on me!!!!!!!!
     
  2. moses

    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    time to reinstalll :)
     
  3. fishyhell

    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

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    yeah i'll get around to that once it finally bites it.
     
  4. Yardsale

    Yardsale OT Supporter

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    mine had a bad stick of ram that kept coming up with kernel panics everyday :hs:

    it forced me to buy a 1.67ghz PB :o
     
  5. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    i dont understand kernel panics. ive never gotten one on my pb, what causes em? how do you fix it?
     
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    it could be either software or hardware, only way to know is to do an erase and install. you still under warranty?
     
  7. Devoidarex

    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    It's probably bad RAM. I installed a 512 stick, and immediately started getting panics. As soon as I removed the RAM and replaced it with another stick, haven't had a panic since.
     
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    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    Basically it's when the OS shits itself. The whole computer just freezes or shuts down. It's kind of equivalent to the BSOD on Windoze.

    I'm no computer expert, but I know that with bad RAM, if the OS makes a 'call' to a bad section on your RAM chip at the wrong time, the whole OS craps it's pants and shuts down.
     
  9. fishyhell

    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

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    time to buy a good quality gig stick i suppose.

    i took it out and it hasn't shat on me yet.

    however... 10.4 with 256mb = :noes:

    really slow
     
  10. kawasakiguy37

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    Dude, run memtest on that stick asap
     
  11. Clayton713

    Clayton713 I'm kinda Awesome.

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    While I am no computer expert, that's correct. (partly) It's when the OS looks for something critical that isn't there. Or it thinks it's not there.

    If it's Not actually there, then you have a software problem.

    If it thinks it not there 9 times out of 10 you have a hardware problem.
     

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