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Current version by: Dan ,

Title:

Why is OS X 10.10 randomly crashing?

Text:

Hello Friends!
 
I recently purchased this computer from a close friend who completely wiped the iMac and installed Yosemite 10.10.3. (This computer is solely used for Logic Pro X with PreSonus Firepod 10)
 
I installed Logic Pro X and everything worked fine for a couple hours.
 
Shortly after that I installed a driver for Native Instruments Maschine and the problems started.
 
The computer would become unresponsive for a second, the screen would flash and it would shut down (although the fan continued to run). I would do a SMC reset along with zapping the PRAM. I end up on the "Your computer restarted because of a problem".
 
The problem continued so I updated to 10.10.5.
 
For about 8 days the computer worked perfectly and I thought the problem was solved with the update.
 
I was wrong.
 
About twice a day the computer will restart by itself and I end up on the "Your computer restarted because of a problem".
 
I am lost and have no clue what to do.
 
Thanks in advance!
 
Nathan
 
=== Update (02/03/2017) ===
 
Hi Dan,
 
I downgraded and am now on Mavericks. It worked well for about a week and the same thing started happening. I did a clean install and everything has been fine since but I know it is going to happen again. I read that I needed to install Nvidia drivers but I can't find one comparable for iMac 9'1.
 
Here is my Etrecheck: [document|2798]
Here is my Etrecheck: [document|2798]

Device:

iMac Intel 24" EMC 2267

Status:

open

Edit by: nathanjamesgreavette ,

Title:

Why is OS X 10.10 randomly crashing?

Text:

Hello Friends!
 
I recently purchased this computer from a close friend who completely wiped the iMac and installed Yosemite 10.10.3. (This computer is solely used for Logic Pro X with PreSonus Firepod 10)
 
I installed Logic Pro X and everything worked fine for a couple hours.
 
Shortly after that I installed a driver for Native Instruments Maschine and the problems started.
 
The computer would become unresponsive for a second, the screen would flash and it would shut down (although the fan continued to run). I would do a SMC reset along with zapping the PRAM. I end up on the "Your computer restarted because of a problem".
 
The problem continued so I updated to 10.10.5.
 
For about 8 days the computer worked perfectly and I thought the problem was solved with the update.
 
I was wrong.
 
About twice a day the computer will restart by itself and I end up on the "Your computer restarted because of a problem".
 
I am lost and have no clue what to do.
 
Thanks in advance!
 
Nathan
 
=== Update (02/03/2017) ===
 
Hi Dan,
 
I downgraded and am now on Mavericks. It worked well for about a week and the same thing started happening. I did a clean install and everything has been fine since but I know it is going to happen again. I read that I needed to install Nvidia drivers but I can't find one comparable for iMac 9'1.
 
Here is my Etrecheck:

Device:

iMac Intel 24" EMC 2267

Status:

open

Original post by: nathanjamesgreavette ,

Title:

Why is OS X 10.10 randomly crashing?

Text:

Hello Friends!

I recently purchased this computer from a close friend who completely wiped the iMac and installed Yosemite 10.10.3. (This computer is solely used for Logic Pro X with PreSonus Firepod 10)

I installed Logic Pro X and everything worked fine for a couple hours.

Shortly after that I installed a driver for Native Instruments Maschine and the problems started.

The computer would become unresponsive for a second, the screen would flash and it would shut down (although the fan continued to run). I would do a SMC reset along with zapping the PRAM. I end up on the "Your computer restarted because of a problem".

The problem continued so I updated to 10.10.5.

For about 8 days the computer worked perfectly and I thought the problem was solved with the update.

I was wrong.

About twice a day the computer will restart by itself and I end up on the "Your computer restarted because of a problem".

I am lost and have no clue what to do.

Thanks in advance!

Nathan

Device:

iMac Intel 24" EMC 2267

Status:

open