When asking for help with a machine, please include your system specifications and what version of the Mac OS you are using. That information helps to diagnose and solve problems with any software or hardware-related issue. To locate this information, simply click on the Apple on the top left corner of the menu bar and select "About This Mac". This window will show you what operating system you are using, what build of it is running, the processor and its clock speed, and the amount of memory you have installed. For more information, you can click on "More Info", which will bring up System Profiler. This will display all of the hardware information that you will need. Information such as your hard drive's capacity, your disc drive, and details on your displays and graphics hardware will be listed.
Also, knowing that you have either a PowerPC or an Intel Mac makes a difference. In some cases, it may be because of hardware, or more specifically, processor limitations if something is not operating correctly. Apple had switched to Intel processors by the end of 2006. These chips use the Core architecture and are different from their PowerPC predecessors, developed by Motorola/Freescale and IBM. Again, this information will be listed in the "About This Mac" pane as well as in System Profiler.
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