MBP 6GB Ram upgrade crashes computer

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JaimeLannister, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. JaimeLannister macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2010

    I've recently upgraded my Macbook Pro with 6GB of ram (went from 2GB - 6GB).

    Since the install, my computer quits programs and often gives me the black shut down screen.
    Sometimes after the crash, the computer will beep and get stuck in the silver loading screen prior to boot up. Other times, it will take me to the log in screen just fine.

    When I reinstall the two single GB ram, my computer doesn't have any problems (albeit less memory).

    Activity Monitor doesn't show anything extreme, yet the computer crashes.

    I've ran several tests, and everything seems to be installed correctly. What else can I do to figure out what the problem is and get my computer stable?

    My computer:
    Snow Leopard, 10.6.3
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    6 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    Mid Summer 2008 Model

    Thanks in advance.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Maybe it's faulty RAM, can you replace it at the place you bought it from?
  3. JaimeLannister thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2010
    I'm probably going to end up sending the ram back to OWC.
    Just would like to make sure it's faulty RAM first though, and not something I'm doing wrong.
  4. JaimeLannister thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2010

    For future readers:

    There was a suggestion to use Memtest86 on a different forum.

    After running the program, I found out that my 2GB RAM was indeed faulty.
    I'll be sending it back.

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