Early 2011 MackBook Pro RAM Testing

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  1. ecurnes8888 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    New to this forum first post. I have been searching all night with nothing found on this, I have a Early 2011 MackBook Pro with the Intel Core i7 and just upgraded to 16Gb 1600Mhz RAM and want to test it. I found MemTest86+ and followed the instructions of downloading the [gz] file (I believe also for Linux) and burning the .iso file on a CD but it wont show up on the boot menu i believe it does not work with this model, is there any other test I can use to make sure this RAM will not fail me?
     
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Just use it, if it is recognized it is working fine.
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    use MEMTEST
     
  4. ecurnes8888 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried Memtest86 and Memtest86+ the problem is when i goto the boot from screen the disk does not show up, I tried putting in the OS X CD and it sees that, but act's like the Memtest86 disc's aren't even there.
     
  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    my link isnt either of those and it actually tests ram just fine
     
  6. ecurnes8888 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haven't tried this one the other two i tried told me to burn it to a CD and try to boot from it, I'll try installing this one when I go to lunch. Thanks.
     
  7. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    ya this one does not need a cd just installs a small app, that you type the command it says in Terminal and it will run the test
     
  8. ecurnes8888 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How much of the RAM is this going to test, I saw that people were saying to use MemTest86 because it didnt load your OS therfore tested the max amount of RAM it could while others can't get a good test on you'r RAM because its mostly in use.
     

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