Checking G5 RAM before installing OS: possible?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Blue Velvet, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. Blue Velvet
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    Jul 4, 2004
    Just received 12 sticks of 512mb RAM from Crucial for our 3 x dual 2.5ghz's.

    Is it possible to install these modules & see whether they're OK from the OS set-up or install disks without actually installing the OS itself?

    I don't want to install the OS till we've got the new hard-drives in which are yet to arrive.

    Anybody done something like this before?

    Any help much appreciated...

    Edit: Would it be possible to make a bootable system DVD with Carbon Copy Cloner on my G4 and use that to boot from and use System Profiler?

    ps. I do have a brand-new external 320gb fire-wire drive which I may be able to use in the process, if I could boot from that...

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