Testing your "NEW" Macbook

dcl

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 28, 2006
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In the past when I bought a new PC, I would use utility programs that would test everything.

Pushing the system to its limits testing hard drive for bad sectors, running tests on the video card, monitor, system memory, etc.
My HP notebook would even test the battery, by draining and recharging it.

Monday I get my Macbook from Amazon, are there any MAC programs shareware or pay that will test (brake in) my Macbook?:confused:
 

CoMpX

macrumors 65816
Jun 29, 2005
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You don't really need to run these types of tests our "break" in your MacBook. If should be ready to go for you right out of the box! :)
 

Nuc

macrumors 6502a
Jan 20, 2003
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TN
The hardware test already comes with your computer. Look on the cd that comes with the computer. I can't remember what keys you have to hold down, or if you just insert the disk and clink on the hardware test on the cd and it restarts?? Anyways try it out. More information may be in the manual...

Nuc
 

netdog

macrumors 603
Feb 6, 2006
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Pretty much everything will push it to its limits if you forget to put in the extra RAM.
 

FFTT

macrumors 68030
Apr 17, 2004
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A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
Adding RAM is the most important performance upgrade you can make.

Even so, it's still a good idea to test run your system " AS SHIPPED "
before you add or change anything.

The hardware test CD should tell you if there are any problems, but in most cases just boot up and log in.

Use your primary administrative account for Updates, installs and maintenance.

Set up a secondary super user account for all your other daily functions.

Use a good personal firewall like Little Snitch.

Enjoy!