New RAM Fiasco!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by stoid, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    So I finally ordered 2x512MB generic RAM chips for my PowerBook. I got the generic over the Apple recommended RAM because it was a savings of over $30 and I'm a poor college student. Anyway, I installed it today and the computer boots up fine and runs fine, but I got my first, and second, and eventually third kernel panic since I got the computer last September or whenever it was that they were announced. OK, so I run the Apple Hardware Test. Nothing. It says it's all okie-dokie inside. I know that its not. How can I find out if the RAM chips are faulty or incompatible?
     
  2. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Duh...

    Take out one ram chip. Start it up and run it. Switch chips. Repeat step 2. Return faulty one.
     
  3. stoid thread starter macrumors 601

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    OH-MAH-GAH!! Yes, that is a DUH! I'll try that now!
     
  4. stoid thread starter macrumors 601

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    It does seem to be one chip that is bad whereas the other chip functions great! Thanks for the suggestion, I don't know how long it would have taken me to remember to try that. :eek: :rolleyes:
     
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Crappy memory sucks dont it? Thank God i have never experienced it :eek: Oh Yah!
     
  6. stoid thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'm going to be going out of town to work on a massive video project in on the 10th of June (about a week). Is it likely that I'll be able to get a replacement chip in time?
     

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