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Good RAM gone bad?

TwisT

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I just upgrade my os to 10.3 Panther and I thought it would be a cake walk, and it should! After installing it ran fine for about 2 days and the problems! My G4 started crashing on the simplest tasks. Logging out, crash. Put a blank cd in, crash. So I wiped the hard drive and did a clean install and thought maybe there was some junk left over from the previous os (whatever, I don't know), same problems. So I get apple on the horn and they tell me to go through all my RAM one by one, as a test! Sure as shit on of my 512's was causin all the probs. They never explained why, and I think I have a good idea, but does any one know why this is?? I know windows machines differ from macs, but bad ram is bad ram and that would give PC's probs too. It seems funny that I was runnin the previous version (10.2 Jaguar) fine, never any problems. Then I have to upgrade cuz what fun is yesterdays tech, and BAM my systems all fucked up!

Any ideas????
 

Descent

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Is it generic RAM?

Generic RAM has problems where it usually holds data poorly, which could explain your crashes.
 

TwisT

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jstager said:
Is it generic RAM?

Generic RAM has problems where it usually holds data poorly, which could explain your crashes.
No PNY ddr, 333, 2700.
 

Jung

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If it's just one stick giving you problems, just buy a new one. Ram is either good or bad; when it goes bad, it's just time to get new ram.
 

Descent

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TwisT said:
No PNY ddr, 333, 2700.
PNY makes shit RAM...check the chips on it.

If they say Infineon, Corsair, Mushkin, MT, SEC, Samsung, or Kingston, then it is great RAM.

I just got two used 256MB sticks, so now I'm owning with 1GB, baby!

w00t!
 

TwisT

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junglizm said:
If it's just one stick giving you problems, just buy a new one. Ram is either good or bad; when it goes bad, it's just time to get new ram.
Not a big deal I know. just curious.
 

LiberatioN

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PNY isn't really shitty, but manufacturers like Kingston and Corsair are better for latency and reliability. You should have a pretty good waranty on your PNY ram if you bought it recently. I bought a generic brand of RAM with a lifetime warranty so it doesnt matter if it craps out cuz i can just replace it or get my money back.