I am experiencing a problem with the DVD Player in my computer since installing two sticks of Kingston 256 MB Ram RAM (KTA-G5400/412). The DVD Player will work when the computer is booted but as applications are used and the RAM fills up, the image in the DVD Player fills with green dots. A screenshot is attached in JPG format.
After searching the web I found that a number of people are having similar problems and have traced the issue to the RAM. I found that when I removed the Kingston RAM the problem no longer occurred.
Here are links to a couple of relevant discussions of the issue on the Apple Support Forum:
I called Apple for assistance (logged under Case #xxxxxxx) and they advised me to run the Apple Hardware Test on the RAM. I tried to do so but the 'Apple Hardware Test' will not boot the machine with the Kingston RAM installed. It works fine with the RAM removed. Based on the above, I believe that there is some sort of issue with the RAM; either it is defective or it is not within spec for this model of computer (although it is supposed to be). Either way, I need you to resolve the issue.
FYI, here are my computer specs:
Power Mac G5/1.8
ATI 9600 card
160 gig HD
512 stock RAM + the 512 Kingston RAM
I hope to hear back from you soon