techtool deluxe vs apple hard ware test

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bluedoggiant, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    which would you think is more reliable? i did the apple hard ware test, when you restart your computer while holding down the D key, i think you need the install disk inserted in though
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    "Reliable" as in "More likely to notice problems"?

    If that's what you mean, probably the Hardware Test is somewhat better for hardware issues--it tests several low-level systems that I'm pretty sure TTD doesn't.

    TTD, however, will do drive and directory tests, which the hardware test won't.

    So it depends on what sort of problem you're looking for, I guess. Could always do both to be sure...
     
  3. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    ok, that apple hardware test scared me, it reminded me of that dreadful blue screen of death!!!!
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Is there a problem, or are you just futzing with your computer?
     
  5. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    well, my HD is making a cricket sound occasionally, usually when i start up, wake up from sleep, become active from screen saver, or doing something intensive
     
  6. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    That could be normal, but in that case TTD is probably the tool you want to use--it does more drive tests than the hardware test. Running both won't hurt, though.
     

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