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    Mar 24, 2011
    IMAC freeze
    My IMAC keeps freezing up. Only remedy is hold down power button to reboot. I am running OSX 10.5.8. I have tried disk utility, repair permissions and it still keeps hanging up. Any ideas?

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    Sep 30, 2007
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    It could be any number of things. Something running in the background locking up the computer. Faulty hardware. I would first run the Apple Hardware Test to see if perhaps you have bad RAM.
    The Apple Hardware Test

    Follow the instructions for Loop Mode in particular to test out the RAM more thoroughly.

    If the hardware checks out, then try creating a new user on the computer and use that account for a bit to see if the problem replicates there. This will help narrow down where the problem lays.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
    Links: Onyx | EasyFind | Apple Hardware Test | How to test your hard drive | The Safe Mac Adware Removal Guide | Uninstall MacKeeper
    Lifeisabeach - Mac-Forums Member of the Month June 2009, Feb 2012, and March 2013.

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    Mar 24, 2011
    Thanks. I will try the hardware test.

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