iMac - RAM deteriorating?

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David006

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Hi,

I recently cleaned my hard drive and and reinstalled everything from scratch, thinking it would solve my problem (that my computer is always freezing)
However, my problem is not solved. I noticed that it freezes most when i use chats or watch videos online, however, this may just be a coincidence.
When my computer freezes, it's either a black screen, a white screen, or the screen just freezes but i can still move my mouse.
I have a feeling there is a problem with my RAM (i have 4GB), but i don't know for sure. Can anyone help me diagnose my problem?
Also, the last time it froze, i got a Crash Report upon restarting my computer. I will attach it to this post.
Any help is appreciated, thanks.
 

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David006

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I ran both of those tests, and neither of them found anything wrong.

I tried several times to notice a pattern, but haven't succeeded. The time that the iMac has been running doesn't seem to influence, because the computer has frozen 20 minutes after i started it, just like it has frozen 5 hours after it's been opened.
I clean the back vent once every 2 months, so i don't think that is the problem.
 

tompatrick

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Hi,

I recently cleaned my hard drive and and reinstalled everything from scratch, thinking it would solve my problem (that my computer is always freezing)
However, my problem is not solved. I noticed that it freezes most when i use chats or watch videos online, however, this may just be a coincidence.
When my computer freezes, it's either a black screen, a white screen, or the screen just freezes but i can still move my mouse.
I have a feeling there is a problem with my RAM (i have 4GB), but i don't know for sure. Can anyone help me diagnose my problem?
Also, the last time it froze, i got a Crash Report upon restarting my computer. I will attach it to this post.
Any help is appreciated, thanks.
You have good amount of RAM (4GB). I hope that might not be the problem. You cleaned your hard disk but there might be some cache, temp files still present that might be playing foul. I will suggest you use a clean up software and also try to clean up desktop and start up icons. Check your Activity monitor, it will give you a clear image of CPU usage, RAM and program usage.
 
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