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  Gligar13 (Profile)
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Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:05 pm
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My Performa 6200CD has a bad habit of "hard freezing" randomly, most of the time when downloading a file, sometimes when extracting a file, or sometimes when loading a game. It will lock up, and will respond to nothing except Ctrl-Command-Power. I downgraded from Mac OS 8.1 to System 7.6.1 and it still does this. Is there any way to diagnose the problem?
  
  feeef (Profile)
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Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 4:17 pm
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I would check the RAM sticks, the PRAM battery, maybe the hard drive... Do you have an extension card?

If none of this works, it may be a problem with the motherboard.
  
  Tristan (Profile)
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Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:30 pm
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You need to check the rams, and the HDD, if you using built in memory from the HDD, and the HDD is wrong that is the problem.
  
  LCGuy (Profile)
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Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:43 am
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Another idea - is there a chance that this machine may not have been repaired during the big Performa recall back in the 90's? Back in the day a lot of Performas shipped with buggy ROMs which caused a few issues, and I seem to recall that one of the symptoms of the buggy Performa ROMs was freezing. It might not be a bad idea to run the 5xxx/6xxx tester (on any Mac OS CD from 7.6 onwards) just in case.
  
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