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Old Sep 11, 2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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memory checker app

Is there some reliable application that i can use to check the performance of my new installed memory modules?
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 12:25 AM   #2
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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Thanx, anything else with a WYSIWYG interface perhaps?
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 01:37 PM   #4
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Thanx, anything else with a WYSIWYG interface perhaps?
Rember, GUI for memtest.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 01:40 PM   #5
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Ive just installed 16GB to my iMac and i thought id see miracles of speed, but its not the case so i thought id check the memory, see if there are any issues!
Can it be the banks ive installed the memory on? Its paired with another 2x2GB of the memory Apple had installed from the beginning. The 16GB are from crucial!
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Ive just installed 16GB to my iMac and i thought id see miracles of speed, but its not the case so i thought id check the memory, see if there are any issues!
Can it be the banks ive installed the memory on? Its paired with another 2x2GB of the memory Apple had installed from the beginning. The 16GB are from crucial!
What gains of speed do you expect?
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 02:37 PM   #7
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not much, just a better easiness in working in the OS environment!
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not much, just a better easiness in working in the OS environment!
I don't really know what you mean with that, but more RAM does not make a computer faster per se, it lets it handle more open documents and applications at the same time and can switch quicker between them, but it will not calculate operations faster.

Open Activity Monitor and go to the System Memory* tab and look for Page Outs and Swap used and report back.
Using Activity Monitor to show you CPU and RAM usage
* Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor
I for example have 32 GB RAM, and right now 23% is used. It feels fast when switching between the 16 open applications though, which would be a lot slower with just 4 GB of RAM.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 02:46 PM   #9
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ill get back to you after memtest has finished, speaking of which do you want me to report back to you anything from that scan?
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ill get back to you after memtest has finished, speaking of which do you want me to report back to you anything from that scan?
The scan will probably turn out okay, and I probably cannot decipher it that easily, but then again, I do not remember it using it, thus I do not know, what comes out of it.

Post away, if you still have concerns and the hint on Activity Monitor did not get you far enough.
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