Ram Issues

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

  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2012
    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

    Aug 31, 2013
    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


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    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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