Early-2011 MacBook Pro went haywire temporarily

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  1. signofthetimes macrumors newbie

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    I have an early-2011 MacBook Pro. Several weeks ago swapped out the hard drive for a SSD and added 16GB of RAM (purchased from Crucial), both of which are supposed to be compatible w/ my model. Since then, it has seemed to work fine.

    Today I was surfing the web, reading an article w/ an embedded video. All of the sudden the video stopped working, as if I had lost my internet connection. I checked the Wifi drop-down, and it looked really strange. It had all this text I have never seen before about "AirportTurnOffKey," etc., and no Wifi network was checked off. Then when I looked back at my browser tabs, they were acting bizarre (as seen in video). I closed out of everything and then noticed my computer's menu bar was blinking. I force shutdown, restarted, and now it seems to be running fine. The fan is running. I ran an Avast virus scan, which turned up nothing.

    Video of The Haunting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQrcv0iU3Ic

    Any ideas? Have you seen any of this strange behavior before?
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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  3. signofthetimes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This doesn't look like the same problem, and my computer is a 13", so it's not on the list.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    In that case, reinstall your original RAM and see if it works without the graphic distortion.
     
  5. signofthetimes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not having graphic distortion. I'm having what I think is overheating. The video is of a series of strange things that happened last night. It's the first (and so far, only) time I've had things like that happen.
     
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    Are you running Yosemite? I've had similar issues once or twice since upgrading, but they tend to go away again after rebooting.
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    In any case, it's the sort of thing that seems likely to occur with faulty RAM. Since you've recently upgraded it, I'd put the old RAM back in as a test if the problem comes back.
     
  8. signofthetimes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, Yosemite. Since this is a new problem, I am going to monitor the problem for about a week, and if it continues, I will test out putting the old RAM back in and see what happens.
     

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