how to test my ram

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by galstaph, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. galstaph macrumors 6502a

    galstaph

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    #1
    OK, so I bought some ram for my ibook,
    a 1gb stick of Kingston Value Ram....
    I know kingston VALUE ram...
    The micron I wanted was out of stock and a no go for special order...
    Anyways I took a chance on the kingston. the chips themselves are samsung (possible good sign right?).. I installed the ram and it does show up :) it passes memory test via techtool pro another check,
    BUT
    when i tried to test via apple hardware test it had an error :eek:
    yet it seems to be working, everything else likes it.
    What can I do to truly test it?
    I'm going to run SimCity 4 rush hour as it is a real big hog and see if it halts or panics, but any other ideas are welcome.
    What signs should I look for, i have a week to bring it back for full cash refund.
    Thanks guys
     
  2. galstaph thread starter macrumors 6502a

    galstaph

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    #3
    OK so I put it thru the paces of that program.. BUT my wife just called me at school to let me know that the ibook has frozen on her 4 times requiring a hard reset. The ram did pass all the checks with flying colours though.
    Any ideas here or am I going to return the ram and buy elsewhere:confused:
     

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