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My 24" Aluminium iMac (early 2008 model) with 2.88Ghz 320g hard drive and 4g rams would freeze out of nowhere...I have ran various program tools to scan (tinkertool, DiskWarrior etc) soft and hard ware but nothing is showing up...I have reformatted it and it still freezes so I am pretty sure its not software problem...I am thinking it is most likely the hard drive deterioration (I do mover the iMac from place to place frequently -_- if this affects it) however I am still not 100% sure...it seems like the when various programs or actions are on-going it is more susceptible to freezing however I am by no means overloading it with work simultaneous as it has handle much more before when it's fine

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  • loloforlife Sep 04, 2010

    Hi MacTechTrainer,

    I was prepared to replace the hard drive...upon seeing this solution presented by you...does it mean that it is not likely the hard drive problem based on your analysis? Does the startup, diagnostic mean anything...because it passes everytime and the rams does not appear faulty.

    K

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Thank you for contacting Fixya Support, I am glad to assist.

In cases where you are experiencing issues with your iMac 24" and you have already tried hard drive and software repairs (including Tinkertool and Disk Warrior), one troubleshooting step I would recommend you try is unseating and re-seating your RAM card one module at a time.

Once you have tried this, then run Disk Warrior, run the Repair Disk Permissions (at least twice).

Once you have run the Disk Repair option, then perform a Disk Rebuild (it will not remove your files from your hard drive but actually rebuilds the Mac OS X directory) and reboot your iMac.

Try this procedure and see if that makes a difference in your iMac's performance.

Let me know if this helps.

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer

Posted on Sep 04, 2010

  • loloforlife Sep 04, 2010

    Hi MacTechTrainer,

    I was prepared to replace the hard drive but upon reading your analysis it would seem that the hard drive is not the apparent problem here. The startup diagnostic shows everything is fine. Are you suggesting that it might be ram issues then?

    K

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