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My computer will freeze at any given time or I'll receive a message that I need to turn off my computer and restart.

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This is known as a Kernel Panic. Sometimes it's an indicator of bad RAM or poorly seated RAM. Sometimes it's caused by one particular application making a wrong call. Does it happen randomly or is there a pattern showing?
Generally when I get one of these the first thing I do is a permissions repair (in Disk Utility) - if the computer will let me. If there's no improvement I look at the RAM. I remove it and then reseat it. If that doesn't improve things I resort to the installation DVD and do a reinstall of the system. If you've updaqted the system at all you will have to do an 'Archive and Install' and reinstall the various updates.
There are other options you can look at but they all take time and can cost money. The reinstall is often the quickest fix.
If, however, doing a reinstall does not cure the problem you will need to take it to a specialist for their advice and expertise.

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Clean out the computer especially the air ports and cooling fans....you may be overheating a bit

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