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    Issues testing newly installed memory...help?

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    Issues testing newly installed memory...help?
    Hello!

    I'm installed 16gb of RAM in my 2011 MacBook Pro. My computer crashed for the first time every shortly after putting the new RAM in. So...I figured I should test the memory. I've odne the following:

    1) Ran Apple Hardware Test...passed

    2) Ran 'memtest'...passed

    3) Attempted to run memtest86...but shortly after beginning the test, the MacBook spontaneously reboots with no errors or messages or anything.

    4) Attempted to run memtest86+...but it freezes after saying it ran into a interrupt error

    I don't have Mac's TechTool Deluxe to run their memory test. Does anyone know how to get memtest86 and memtest86+ to work on my laptop?

    Thanks!

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    Issues testing newly installed memory...help?
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    Can you return the old RAM and see if the MBP behaves better and also runs the memtest86 and memtest86+ tests without failing?

    Is the new RAM a reputable name?
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    Issues testing newly installed memory...help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Can you return the old RAM and see if the MBP behaves better and also runs the memtest86 and memtest86+ tests without failing?

    Is the new RAM a reputable name?
    The memory is Corsair. I still have my old memory at home, so I can swap and see. I was hoping to test while at work. I might take one of the two 8gb modules and try to test one at a time? Not sure...

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    Issues testing newly installed memory...help?
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    Trying one at a time is also good, you don't need to have the pair installed..that might isolate the issue to one of them stick..
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    Issues testing newly installed memory...help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Trying one at a time is also good, you don't need to have the pair installed..that might isolate the issue to one of them stick..
    Haven't had time to open up macbook yet at work. But I did find this thread:

    How to test new RAM? - MacRumors Forums

    Seems many users have had the same issue as me. Are there any other memory tests besides AHT, memtest, memtest86, and memtest86+?

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