Bad Memory?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Craiger, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Craiger macrumors 6502a

    Craiger

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    #1
    2 days ago I got my 2gb stick of RAM from OWC to bump up my imac 2007 to 3 gb. Since that "upgrade" I have had firefox crash once, and pages crash twice.

    However, that was the first time I have done anything with pages even before the upgrade, and I can't reproduce the crash now.

    I decided to test my RAM, but I didn't want to buy memtest so I used Rember as suggested by the macrumors guide. As I was running the program I saw that it had some failures then I had my first ever kernel panic.

    Is this an obvious case of bad memory? I am new to macs too by the way.

    Thanks for the help,
    Craig
     
  2. Craiger thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Craiger

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    #2
    Also, if it is bad, do I just call OWC and tell them I tested it and it is bad?

    thanks
     
  3. arkitect macrumors 601

    arkitect

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    #4
    Yup. Although I buy from Crucial and that is the usual procedure. :) Hope it turns out OK.
     
  4. Craiger thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Craiger

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    Thanks, but what do I do once I download? sorry for the ignorance... details would be great..
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Indianapolis
    #6
    Unzip the file and then burn the disk image using Disk Utility.

    After that just boot and test off of the CD.
     

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