How do I run a memory test?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Khurram, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. Khurram macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2006
    So stupid newbie question, but I just installed 2 gb of gskill ram in my new macbook..i've seen people mention running memory tests/checks to make sure it's all running do I go about doing that?
    and what kinda results am I looking for?
  2. Khurram thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2006
    Also on a side note, my screen goes dim after like 2 minutes of inactivity, I know this is a prefernce setting but I can't seem to find it. Sorry it's my first mac:)

    Can you tell me where it's at? in the engery settings it only says for computer sleeping and screen sleep, not for the screen going dim
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Try Memtest...I usually don't bother with memory tests and just let my day-to-day usage tell me if everything's okay, but lots of people seem to use Memtest.

    As for your other issue, check the "Options" tab within the "Energy Saver" preference pane for an item called "Automatically reduce the brightness of the display before display sleep." Uncheck that box and you should be good to go!
  4. Khurram thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2006
    Perfect Thanks!
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    This is a known issue, unfortunately with out a very good solution, yet...

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