How to test if RAM is defective

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by smallnshort247, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

    smallnshort247

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    Oct 23, 2010
    #1
    Hey all,

    My 2010 15 Inch MacBook Pro has been having kernel panic issues. I have upgraded the RAM but I could swear that the kernel panics started happening before opening the computer. So many things have been going now, that its hard to say what happened when. Anywho I put the stock RAM back in my computer since about 3 or so days ago and I haven't had a kernel panic so far. Usually I have at least one a week. Also, I took my MBP to Apple and they said they couldn't find a problem. Their advice was to do a clean install. I did, and the kernel panics still happen.

    So now, I'm in the process of sending my RAM back to crucial and getting an exchange for new RAM. I'm not 100% sure the RAM is the problem, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to send it back for new RAM while I see if it kernel panics again with the stock RAM in it.

    So I come here to ask if there is any way I can test the RAM in my computer to see if its defective? Is there some simple program that tells you if your RAM is the problem?

    Also, I'll post the log of two of my recent kernel panics just incase someone actually knows what it is.

    Thanks guys!

    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 399111 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 1
    Anonymous UUID: C472DB13-019A-4A86-B5F1-D996A96062F1

    Sat Jan 15 16:04:58 2011
    panic(cpu 3 caller 0x2aab55): Kernel trap at 0xfff2f4f7, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0xfff2f4f7, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x1a55af80, EBX: 0x00000000, ECX: 0x0000000c, EDX: 0x19e0b300
    CR2: 0xfff2f4f7, EBP: 0x7422bc18, ESI: 0x19e0b300, EDI: 0x6bac0000
    EFL: 0x00010246, EIP: 0xfff2f4f7, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010
    Error code: 0x00000010

    Backtrace (CPU 3), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x7422b9f8 : 0x21b50c (0x5d4438 0x7422ba2c 0x223974 0x0)
    0x7422ba48 : 0x2aab55 (0x59623c 0xfff2f4f7 0xe 0x596406)
    0x7422bb28 : 0x2a09a8 (0x7422bb40 0x8205300c 0x7422bc18 0xfff2f4f7)
    0x7422bb38 : 0xfff2f4f7 (0xe 0xe3ff0048 0x6bac0010 0xc9c0010)
    0x7422bc18 : 0x8233a657 (0x6bac0000 0x19e0b300 0x0 0x0)
    0x7422bc48 : 0x82344d0c (0x6bac0000 0x195ce2dc 0x19e0b300 0x8234489c)
    0x7422bc78 : 0x82344e73 (0x195ce000 0x6bac0000 0x195ce320 0x8)
    0x7422bca8 : 0x8231e46a (0x195ce000 0x6bac0000 0x7422bcd8 0x213ebb)
    0x7422bcd8 : 0x53724b (0x6bac0000 0xe44f5dc 0xe44f5dc 0x1)
    0x7422bd28 : 0x5672a4 (0x6bac0000 0xe44f5dc 0xe44f5dc 0x1)
    0x7422bd88 : 0x286234 (0x6bac0000 0xe44f5dc 0x1 0x0)
    0x7422bdf8 : 0x21d8ba (0x19e79468 0xffa1a84 0x19e79470 0x19e794a4)
    0x7422be38 : 0x210a3a (0x19e79400 0x7422be7c 0xc9aee18 0x7422be70)
    0x7422be98 : 0x216c9d (0x19e79400 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x7422bf18 : 0x294e13 (0x7422bf44 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x7422bfc8 : 0x2a1018 (0x1a678a80 0x1 0x10 0x1a17a440)
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphics(6.2.6)@0x8231a000->0x823c8fff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.6)@0x7a646000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.2)@0x81dd8000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.2)@0x81e19000

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Safari

    Mac OS version:
    10J567

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 10.6.0: Wed Nov 10 18:13:17 PST 2010; root:xnu-1504.9.26~3/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: MacBookPro6,2 (Mac-F22586C8)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 49496849670762
    unloaded kexts:
    com.apple.driver.AppleWWANSupport 2.0.3b0 (addr 0x820e1000, size 0x12288) - last unloaded 44218792184688
    loaded kexts:
    com.TrustedData.driver.VendorSpecificType00 1.3.7 - last loaded 47669863948981
    com.virginmobile.driver.Data 3.0.5
    com.virginmobile.driver 3.0.5
    com.DataRobotics.driver.iSCSIInitiator 1.4.31
    com.apple.driver.StorageLynx 2.5.8
    com.apple.driver.Oxford_Semi 2.5.8
    com.apple.driver.LSI_FW_500 2.5.8
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    com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch 54
    com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9.3d0
    com.apple.filesystems.autofs 2.1.0
    com.apple.driver.AGPM 100.12.19
    com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC 1.13
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    com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0
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    com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver 1.1.6
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    com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl 1.0.17
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB 6.2.6
    com.apple.driver.SMCMotionSensor 3.0.0d4
    com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet 2.3.9b6
    com.apple.kext.AppleSMCLMU 1.5.0d3
    com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl 2.8.68
    com.apple.GeForce 6.2.6
    com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43224 426.36.1
    com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin 4.5.0d5
    com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 1.4.12
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons 200.3.2
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard 200.3.2
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCardReader 2.5.8
    com.apple.driver.AppleIRController 303.8
    com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient 2.6.5
    com.apple.BootCache 31
    com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib 1.0.0d1
    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage 1.6.3
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub 4.1.7
    com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI 4.7.1
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI 4.1.7
    com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM 1.4.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager 160.0.0
    com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort 2.1.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons 1.3.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleRTC 1.3.1
    com.apple.driver.AppleHPET 1.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS 1.6
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC 1.3.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC 1.4
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient 105.13.0
    com.apple.security.sandbox 1
    com.apple.security.quarantine 0
    com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall 2.1.11
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement 105.13.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolTransport 2.0.1
    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSBP2 4.0.6
    com.apple.driver.AppleMultitouchDriver 207.10
    com.apple.nke.ppp 1.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleProfileReadCounterAction 17
    com.apple.driver.AppleProfileTimestampAction 10
    com.apple.driver.AppleProfileThreadInfoAction 14
    com.apple.driver.AppleProfileRegisterStateAction 10
    com.apple.driver.AppleProfileKEventAction 10
    com.apple.driver.AppleProfileCallstackAction 20
    com.apple.iokit.IOSurface 74.2
    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 2.3.8f7
    com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDKeyboard 141
    com.apple.driver.AppleHIDKeyboard 141
    com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver 2.3.8f7
    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIParallelFamily 2.0.1
    com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib 1.9.9f12
    com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily 1.8.0fc1
    com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib 1.3
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController 1.0.8d0
    com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily 10.0.3
    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP 2.0.3
    com.apple.iokit.AppleProfileFamily 41
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    com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily 1.9.9f12
    com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family 312
    com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily 1.10
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMC 3.1.0d3
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    com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal 6.2.6
    com.apple.NVDAResman 6.2.6
    com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport 2.2
    com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily 2.2
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    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch 206.6
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass 2.6.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver 4.1.5
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    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub 4.1.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite 3.9.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice 2.6.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily 1.6
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    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient 4.1.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily 4.2.6
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily 4.1.7
    com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily 2.0.4
    com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime 1.4.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily 1.6.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily 1.1
    com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet 6
    com.apple.kext.AppleMatch 1.0.0d1
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    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform 1.3.5
    com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily 2.6
    com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily 1.3.0
    System Profile:
    Model: MacBookPro6,2, BootROM MBP61.0057.B0C, 2 processors, Intel Core i5, 2.4 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.58f15
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, PCIe, 256 MB
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics, Built-In, 288 MB
    Memory Module: global_name
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x93), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.131.36.1)
    Bluetooth: Version 2.3.8f7, 2 service, 19 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
    Serial ATA Device: SAMSUNG HM640JJ, 596.17 GB
    Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-898
    USB Device: Hub, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000
    USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8507, 0xfd110000
    USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0xfd120000
    USB Device: Hub, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfa100000
    USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8403, 0xfa130000
    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x0236, 0xfa120000
    USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8218, 0xfa113000
    FireWire Device: Rev2, Drobo, Up to 800 Mb/sec




    -----kernel panic number two is here..------



    Sun Jan 16 01:54:40 2011
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2aab55): Kernel trap at 0x00000f03, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x80010033, CR2: 0x00000f03, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x00000668
    EAX: 0x14f34880, EBX: 0x00000000, ECX: 0x0000000c, EDX: 0x14ed1a80
    CR2: 0x00000f03, EBP: 0x7c263c18, ESI: 0x14ed1a80, EDI: 0x6d11a000
    EFL: 0x00010246, EIP: 0x00000f03, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010
    Error code: 0x00000010

    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x7c2639f8 : 0x21b50c (0x5d4438 0x7c263a2c 0x223974 0x0)
    0x7c263a48 : 0x2aab55 (0x59623c 0xf03 0xe 0x596406)
    0x7c263b28 : 0x2a09a8 (0x7c263b40 0x10ed00c 0x7c263c18 0xf03)
    0x7c263b38 : 0xf03 (0xe 0xe3ff0048 0x6d110010 0xe220010)
    0x7c263c18 : 0x12fe657 (0x6d11a000 0x14ed1a80 0x0 0x0)
    0x7c263c48 : 0x1308d0c (0x6d11a000 0x14b196dc 0x14ed1a80 0x130889c)
    0x7c263c78 : 0x1308e73 (0x14b19400 0x6d11a000 0x14b19720 0x8)
    0x7c263ca8 : 0x12e246a (0x14b19400 0x6d11a000 0xdbbfcac 0x213ebb)
    0x7c263cd8 : 0x53724b (0x6d11a000 0xeca95dc 0xeca95dc 0x1)
    0x7c263d28 : 0x5672a4 (0x6d11a000 0xeca95dc 0xeca95dc 0x1)
    0x7c263d88 : 0x286234 (0x6d11a000 0xeca95dc 0x1 0x0)
    0x7c263df8 : 0x21d8ba (0x10f8ce68 0x110d4284 0x10f8ce70 0x10f8cea4)
    0x7c263e38 : 0x210a3a (0x10f8ce00 0x7c263e7c 0xdbbfc2c 0x7c263e70)
    0x7c263e98 : 0x216c9d (0x10f8ce00 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x7c263f18 : 0x294e13 (0x7c263f44 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x7c263fc8 : 0x2a1018 (0xe5f2940 0x0 0x10 0xede4400)
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphics(6.2.6)@0x12de000->0x138cfff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.6)@0x99c000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.2)@0x9cf000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.2)@0x9ad000

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Safari

    Mac OS version:
    10J567

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 10.6.0: Wed Nov 10 18:13:17 PST 2010; root:xnu-1504.9.26~3/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: MacBookPro6,2 (Mac-F22586C8)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 5791724684984
    unloaded kexts:
    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI 4.1.5 (addr 0x14a9000, size 0x65536) - last unloaded 214160755685
    loaded kexts:
    com.DataRobotics.driver.iSCSIInitiator 1.4.31
    com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9.3d0 - last loaded 18996898344
    com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch 54
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    com.apple.kext.AppleSMCLMU 1.5.0d3
    com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0
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    com.apple.GeForce 6.2.6
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    com.apple.driver.AppleProfileKEventAction 10
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    com.apple.driver.AppleSMC 3.1.0d3
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    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI 1.0.8d0
    com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal 6.2.6
    com.apple.NVDAResman 6.2.6
    com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport 2.2
    com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily 2.2
    com.apple.driver.BroadcomUSBBluetoothHCIController 2.3.8f7
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    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch 206.6
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    com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily 1.6
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    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily 4.2.6
    com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family 312
    com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily 1.10
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    com.apple.driver.DiskImages 289
    com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily 1.6.2
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  2. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    #2
    If you have TechTool Deluxe, it can test a variety of hardware and software settings, including memory. You have to AppleCare to get it IIRC tho.
     

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