BURN-IN tests for the MacBook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CopperX, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. CopperX macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2006
    I was wondering if we all come up with a list of exhaustive tests that
    we can do to our brand-new MacBooks before the 14-day
    exchange policy is over to make sure it isn't a lemon

    It would suck to see some issues come up after the exchange
    policy is over.

    If we can come up with some methods for testing whine, moo,
    discoloration, overheating it would be great. (for example, doing some
    intensive number crunching for some hours/days to see how hot
    it gets, to see if the machine crashes, etc ...)

    Any ideas?
  2. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2005
    well for starters there is the apple sytem hardware tester on the installation disk that does just that :)
  3. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2005
  4. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    London Town
    Have a look at this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=206695&highlight=mother and other benchmarking tests to see what software they use, and just do it on your own Macbook to see how the results compare.

    Also, perhaps its worth downloading trials of Photoshop/Final Cut and performing tests using those and compare them to other peoples results?
  5. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    To be honest, you're probably better off checking that all the ports work and that you can burn/read discs, then finding a task that's processor/memory intensive and testing with that. Then just use it for the next two weeks and see what happens.
  6. regre7 macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
  7. Winstonp macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2005
    Try the following:

    1. Install XP Pro
    2. Insert DVD, play it in Windows Media Player (only the best, right?)
    3. Concurrently, open Half Life 2, Fear, or Battlefield 2.
    4. Close your machine.

    I 100% promise you that your computer will overheat and shut off.

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