Faulty Ram?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by greenguy4, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. greenguy4 macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2005
    Just bought a 1 gig stick from crucial for my ibook and I havn't noticed much a difference in speed. I have a feeling the RAM stick might be faulty but I'm unsure... Is there any way to check whether it is working or not??

    Thanks Guys!
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    If your machine is reporting the full complement of RAM, then the RAM has bassed the startup tests. You can run Apple Hardware Test from your OS CD/DVD to do a more stringent test to see if the RAM is OK.

    But to answer your unasked question: No, if the RAM were defective, it would simply not show up or it would crash the machine at random times. It would not slow the machine down. Your Mac runs all RAM, no matter what its speed rating, at a fixed speed determined by the memory controller of the Mac. So ALL compatible RAM runs at exactly the same speed.


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