Mac Mini Restarts frequently

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by stephndsz, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. stephndsz macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2014
    I have a late 2012 Mac Mini i5 Dual Core which came with 4GB RAM, been using it since December '13. I decided to Upgrade the RAM (Memory) to 8GB and bought 'Two Corsair Value Select 1600 MHz' 4GB RAM sticks and upgraded it to 8GB about a week and half back. Currently Running Mavericks 10.9.3

    Since then I have experienced that the Mac during some youtube videos, and during hangout video calls, 4-5 mins into them (Chrome Browser) etc crashes and I get the 'Grey Screen asking me to press any button to Restart screen'.

    It happens atleast once daily sometimes twice.

    I've checked the 'About Mac' memory tab says 8GB with both sticks working fine. Even ran a Apple Hardware Test this morning and got a clean result. Have reset PRAM/NVRAM too

    Can anyone help me with this? thanks
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Apple's Hardware test probably isn't catching bad memory. Run Memtest or try putting the original memory back in. If the original memory fixes the problem then you know what the issue is. Bad memory happens. Also check to make sure you fully seated the memory....
  3. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    Agree - bad sticks likely the problema

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