Ram Issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ih8reno, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    I recently ran an apple hardware test on my macbook pro early 2011 2.3ghz i5 with 16gb of ram. It came back with error 4mem/60. I flipped the ram around and still the same result. Tried an old 8gb set and same thing, however when I put back the original apple ram it worked fine. My question is if I leave the 16gb set in the macbook will it do any damage? I hadn't noticed any major issues up to now but don't want to ruin this computer.
     
  2. disasterdrone macrumors 6502

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    It won't do any damage, the worst that will happen is that you get crashes or strange errors. If you do, swap the ram out.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    I don't believe it will damage the computer in any way, but running with bad RAM can cause data loss by corrupting data as it is written out to the drive. I would not run like that.
     

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