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2165 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2009 1:51 PM by a brody
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2009 11:54 AM (in response to Shu Chow)It sounds to me you have either 6 bad RAM boards, or 6 bad RAM slots. Run the hardware test that came with your machine. If no error is reported, it usually means the boards have bad chips on them. Make sure the boards are to spec*:
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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2009 8:27 AM (in response to a brody)Thanks for the tip. I ran the comprehensive hardware test last night. It showed no errors.
There's two 1 gig DIMMs in there. That was what came with the machine. It sounds crazy that two factory-installed DIMMs would be bad.
I've got access to a Dell monitor. I'll hook it up later to see how that goes.Santa Rosa MacBook, Harpertown Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2009 8:36 AM (in response to Shu Chow)Memtest is another good test. RAM can be bad even Apple's or they could be loose even from shipping. I would not want to run with just 2GB anyway.Mac Pro Windows 7 9800GTX 4 x WD Caviar 640, Vista 64-bit ACD 23" Sonnet Tempo E4P APC RS1500
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2009 1:51 PM (in response to Shu Chow)No one test can test all bad RAM. Even if Memtest doesn't see anything, it doesn't mean there isn't anything. Only if one test sees something, can you believe it is there.MBP 15" 2.2 Ghz/iMac C2D 2.17/20 inch/iMac G5 1.8/A/iMac G4/Mac OS 9, Mac OS X (10.5.5), AppleTV, Windows XP & 2000, Canon MX700, Nokia 6085h/Time Cap/Sharp 52D64U