Memory Test Itself Crashes Computer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by davidhw, May 30, 2008.

  1. davidhw macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2008
    Hi all.

    Is it fair to say that if Rember can't make it out of one loop test without crashing my system (MBP 2.2 GHz) and replicating *precisely* the malfunction that made me suspect the RAM in the first place that the RAM is, in fact, the culprit? FWIW, Apple Hardware Test caused the exact same replication of the malfunction I've been having when it indicated it was testing the memory.

    I'd welcome any opinions. I'm due to send this MBP back to Apple to be fixed, but if it's a RAM problem, I can probably avoid the hassle.
  2. DerekS macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    What kind of crash do you get, a kernel panic?
  3. davidhw thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2008

    I get a total shutdown of the screen to black. The computer is still on, as if it's in hibernation. Nothing will bring it out except to hard restart it with the power button. I've been having this problem on and off for about two weeks now. Never thought to check the memory until today.

    As of now, the new memory I put in is running flawlessly, passing the Rember tests, and -- most importantly -- I cannot replicate the earlier problems I had with the Black (Screen) Death.

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