8GB RAM in 2010 MBP giving 4MEM error on Apple Hardware Test

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jclardy, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. jclardy macrumors 68040

    jclardy

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    I recently bought 2 4GB sticks of RAM that someone recommended on here, the brand is G.SKILL and I got them from newegg.

    The thing is, since installing them I have had 2 kernel panics (gray screen of death) that I wasn't having with my 4GB before.

    The thing is, I have run Apple Hardware Test and with 8GB I get this error:
    4MEM/62/40000000 0x84de1318

    So I take out both sticks and stick them in the reverse slots, and I get:
    4MEM/65/40000000 0x84e0d318

    So I am thinking it must be one of the sticks of ram. So I take them both out and put 1 in the bottom slot, no issues. Stick the other one in, again no issues. So I put one into the top slot to see if maybe a slot has a problem and I once again have no issues when running the extended tests.

    So, I decide that maybe I just need to retry putting the ram in again and I get this error, slightly different this time.
    4MEM/66/40000000 0x84e11318

    I really don't know what is going on here, nothing is plugged into the computer, and the RAM modules seem to be fine on their own. I guess for now I am going to stick the Apple RAM back in and see if it throws a similar error. Has anyone else had any issues like this or any advice?
     
  2. Thunder82 macrumors 6502

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    My MBP would continually lock up when i tried G.Skill memory a few months back. I sent it back to Newegg and ordered NuRam from OWC and haven't had the same issue.

    I'd send it back and try something different.
     
  3. DJ-R macrumors regular

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  4. CW Jones macrumors 6502

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    Its not because its from G-Skill I can almost guarantee that! It would appear you have DOA RAM from what I can tell. I have G-Skill in mine and have had no problems what so ever. So G-Skill will work, maybe yours is just bad. I would RGA it to where ever you bought it and get a replacement set, that should do the trick.
     
  5. kuctonkucton201 macrumors member

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    NuRAM??? What about it's quality?
     
  6. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    I have G-Skill as well and i have no issues.
     
  7. jclardy thread starter macrumors 68040

    jclardy

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    Well I have reinstalled my original 4GB and am now contacting G SKILL. Unfortunately I am past my 30 days with Newegg so they can't do anything about it.

    If they can't do anything I may try running 6GB in my MBP and see if that will work, then I can use the other 6GB in my Mac Mini. I'll lose the dual channel support but according to many people it is not that much of a real world performance gain.
     
  8. riyadc macrumors member

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    Most Ram comes with lifetime warranties. Try contacting newegg and see what they say, if that doesn't work contact gskill, they'll replace it.
     
  9. CW Jones macrumors 6502

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    G-Skill has good customer service. I had a MB made by them go bad and they sent me a new one out in under a week. Have faith in them
     

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