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

    Jan 19, 2006
    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.

    [Process completed]

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


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    To be sure, one should always run multiple passes of memtest.
  4. hellodon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2006
    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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