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Imac freezez up

Imac freezez up a while after is on, is there a fan inside, because i don't hear it working, and the case is too hot. Ca it be the problem? It freezez even if it is there stand alone.

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What iMac is it?
What OS is it?
Does it have a CD tray, Has a Fan, or does it have Slot for the CD, NO Fan.
Obviously something is getting hot.
If the fan fails on an early iMac, it may be possible to have it replaced. On the Slot Loaders, you will have to find the cause of the overheating. It is not unusual for the HD to get hot, especially if it is not the one that shipped with the machine.
Make sure you have nothing blocking any of the vent holes.


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It is a Mac OS 8.6 ROM 2.3.1
I don't know what model it is, but is one with all integrated in the monitor, it is purple and it only has a slot in the front for the cd rom.

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of the iMac, it is a iMac Slot Loading, has NO fan. This explains why you cannot hear one.
Mac OS 8.6 refers to the Operating System and has nothing to do with the type or model of your iMac.
If you have more than one RAM stick installed, you might try removing one of them and seeing if the problem continues.
The RAM is accessible via the removable cover under the machine. Lay the machine on its screen, put a cloth down to protect it, and at the bottom of the iMac you will see a removable plate. It just pries out. Release the RAM by pushing down on the white clips at each end of the slot.
If you only have one RAM stick installed, do nothing.
Could you give us a few more details about the actual freeze up. Will it freeze while you are actually working on it?
Does it go to sleep but no wake up?
What are you doing when it freezes.
Have you recently added any new software or hardware?
If this has been happening for a while, your next step may be a Clean Install of the OS. All the freezing and restarting are not doing the OS any good at all.
It is normal for the SL to run hot, the amount of hot air venting from the holes at the top of the machine is quite remarkable.


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I have only one ram installed
i thought it may be the energy saver thing, but i put "never" on all the options and the problem persists
I tryed changing the memory, problem still there.
I really thing is heating problem because if i leaved there a long time it freezez up but the system still on, i come back from wherever i was and turn it off then back on immediately and it does not turns on it only give me the blank bright screen it gives whern turning on. if i leave it there to could down and try to turn it on later it turns on fine, then lets say 1 or 2 hrs later it freezes up. if i reboot as soon as it freezez up, it goes on but freezez lets say as soon it shows the desktop. Thas why am sure it needs a cooling system. or something inside is not working as fine as it should.

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I'm not convinced it is a heat problem. The machine is designed to run without a fan or other cooling devices. Now is the time to consider doing a Clean Install of the OS.
Everytime your system freezes, and you have to force it to reboot, the Operating System becomes a little more corrupt. It will not get better by itself.
Assuming you have the Installation disks for OS 8.6, or 8.5, you will have to boot the machine from the Installation disks, run the installer and at the first, or second, Option button, choose "Clean Install" This will put a brand new operating system on your Hard Drive and will NOT destroy any of your data. Do NOT proceed with the installation unless you see, and choose, the "Clean Install". You will have to reload any printer software.
Do you have either, the disks that came with the machine, or any other Mac OS Install disks??


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