Kernel panics related to RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nilscollection, May 10, 2012.

  1. Nilscollection macrumors regular

    Nilscollection

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    Hi everyone,

    I've replaced my late 2011 MacBook Pro's RAM-memory last week and I keep getting kernel panics on random moments: when opening Photoshop, when shutting down the computer, when doing basic web browsing...
    I replaced the stock 4 GB sticks with 8 GB Corsair 1333 MHz DDR3 Mac-memory (240 pin) and I even got a kernel panic during memtest.

    Now, I really need to use my computer tomorrow at school and I can't afford losing time and data so I was wondering: should I try changing the modules like putting the bottom one on top and vice versa, or should I just install the stock RAM modules for tomorrow but "lose" 4 GB? I sort of need the extra RAM...

    I'd really appreciate a quick answer, so thanks in advance! :)

    EDIT: I also tried to reinstall OS X - didn't help. The 10.7.4-update didn't help either.
     
  2. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    You could try switching them, it's also possible simply pulling and reseating will work.

    That said, more frequently it's a bad DIMM. Consider switching back to your old ram if uptime is critical.
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    is this what you used for MemTest? if its crashing during memtest than i would highly recomend puting your original ram back in to see if the kernal panics stop
     
  4. Nilscollection thread starter macrumors regular

    Nilscollection

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    That's what I used, yes. I'll put in the original RAM for tomorrow and I'll test the other set during the weekend.

    Could failing RAM also be noticed by the Apple Hardware Test?
     

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