diglloydTools memory tester

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by camner, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. camner macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    I have this interesting tool, and the recommendation (from diglloydTools) is to run its "stress test" for at least 8 hours to test memory. It essentially pushes the MP to the max by using all of memory and pushing all cores simultaneously

    The claim is "if the memory passes this stress test, it's good!"

    My only concern has to do with whether it's really good for a machine to be pushed like that. I'm thinking of what Boeing does to "stress test" their airplanes....they push it until it breaks, and then they know how good it is, but I'm not interested in sacrificing (or shortening the life of) my MP to see what the breaking point might be.

    Is this something I should be concerned about, or is there really no problem with pushing the machine for 8 hours of running at its max capacity?
  2. sngraphics macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2010
    I have used this same test with the 24 hr option a few times and haven't seen any problems.
    I have 32GB on my 2009 Mac Pro.
    You can also use Memtest in single user mode.

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