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FIXED: Power Mac G4 1.25 Duel Mac OS X 10.5.8 Freezing after 6 Minutes!

A couple of days ago I ran across the problem that my mac would have a high CPU usage and kernel panic or freeze after about 6 minutes.  First I plan the put the hard drive in my PC and back up all of the data, as I have important stuff on it.  The high CPU usage was caused by a process call mds, and mdworker.  Both for the PowerPC Architecture, because it is a G4 PowerPC Processor.  The computer is maxed out at 2 GB. of RAM.  The fans sound like a jet engine on boot up, but then ramp down one the desktop is loaded.  Please help!

System Specs:
Duel 1.25 GHZ PowerPC G4
2 GB DDR RAM
Mac OS 10.5.8
200 GB Seagate hard drive (from when Seagate hard drives were good)
DVD Combo Drive
PCI FW 800/400 USB 2.0 Card
USB 4Ex 1In USB 2.0 crad
128 MB Graphics

I have attached a video so that you can see exactly what happens:
 

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iApple guy (author) 4 years ago
What I was LEAST expecting... A broken ram slot. Took the ram out of the broken slot, back to normal. Ran memtest, and that didn't fail any parts of the test.
caitlinsdad4 years ago
iApple guy (author)  caitlinsdad4 years ago
Yup I tried that, we will see how it works.
iApple guy (author)  iApple guy4 years ago
I think it was spotlight tying to index my hard drive, so I disables it. It was taking up 114 or so % of my cpu.
You've got a dual-core Mac. The top command (which is what computes the CPU usage) doesn't handle multiple cores well, and will report up to 100% per core, instead of total.

Supposedly there is a way to configure Spotlight to only index some things, or to do incremental rather than full re-indexing.