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Help diagnosing my iMac G4


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When i boot and try to launch an application it kernal panics with

system failiure cpu=0; code 00000008 unalined stack

just bought it for $25 so not a huge deal
tell me if thats not enough to go by

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Could be incompatible ram. The only way to test this is pull all the ram...and only install ram you are 100% sure is compatible.

Just a guess...it could be something else as well. But kernel panics many times are hardware related...and the ram is a good place to start troubleshooting...since on an iMac G4 there really isn't much else you can replace or troubleshoot other than the hard drive (which usually doesn't cause kernel panics).

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I agree it could be the ram, but I would actually start with a complete erase of the HD and a nice clean install of the OS.
Then if you get the same issue I would start looking at RAM etc.
You don't say what version OS btw, which would be helpful later down the line if there are still issues.

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