I ran Memtest, looks okay, but I'm not sure...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hellodon, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. hellodon macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I've never used memtest. i just installed 2GB new ram this morning and ran the test and it seems okay; everything passed. I just wanted someone that has used it before to take a look my log and let me know. To me the only thing that didnt seem right is that it was showing 826MB per chip instead of a gig..?:

    Memtest version 4.13 (32-bit)
    Copyright (C) 2004 Charles Cazabon
    Copyright (C) 2004, 2005 Tony Scaminaci (Macintosh port)
    Licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2 only

    NOTE: No command-line arguments have been specified
    Using defaults: test all available memory, 1 pass, no logfile

    MacOS X (Darwin) running in multiuser mode
    POSIX version 200112
    Pagesize is 4096
    Requested memory: 1653MB (1733767168 bytes)
    Available memory: 1653MB (1733767168 bytes)
    Allocated memory: 1653MB (1733767168 bytes) at local address 0x02008000
    Attempting memory lock... locked successfully
    Creating test buffers...
    Buffer A: 826MB (866883584 bytes) at local address 0x02008000
    Buffer B: 826MB (866883584 bytes) at local address 0x35ac1800

    Running 1 test sequence...

    Test sequence 1 of 1:
    Stuck Address : ok
    Random Value : ok
    Compare XOR : ok
    Compare SUB : ok
    Compare MUL : ok
    Compare DIV : ok
    Compare OR : ok
    Compare AND : ok
    Sequential Increment: ok
    Solid Bits : ok
    Block Sequential : ok
    Checkerboard : ok
    Bit Spread : ok
    Bit Flip : ok
    Walking Ones : ok
    Walking Zeroes : ok

    All tests passed.

    logout
    [Process completed]



    thanks in advance!
     
  2. pilesofstones, Jun 12, 2006
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2013
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #3
    To be sure, one should always run multiple passes of memtest.
     
  4. hellodon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah i just read that. so im going to run 3-5 as the user manual suggests.

    i bought two 1 gig chips of patriot memory from new egg. that was recommended to me here before i bought it.
     

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