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There has been some discussion recently about running hardware tests off the original discs that came with our computers.

I have a PowerBook G4 which is now running OS 10.5.8. Can I use the original installation discs to run hardware and memory tests, even though OS 10.5.8 is not the original OS? Are the tests on the second of the two original discs (I would assume so)? Do I have to boot up from the discs to run the tests?

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Yes, you need to run the hardware test from the original discs

More info here - yours should be on disc 1 for power pC based macs

Intel-based Macs: Using Apple Hardware Test

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Thanks.

Done.

FYI:

--It was the Number 2 disc. And you do have to start up from the disc.

--The Read Me for Apple Hardware Test (AHT), which is on the disc, was, in this case, better than the link you gave. Had to hold down the Option key, not the D key.

--At the very end, the screen started blinking in all kinds of colors and patterns, so don't freak out if that happens to any of you.

-- My ten year old PBG4 passed hardware and memory tests. I'm impressed.

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Yours is a PPC and they use a different startup method. louishen made a slight slip is all.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Why is everyone so quick to take offense?

I said, "Thanks." Didja notice?

My response was merely an attempt to share what I had learned, in case it might be of help to others.

His info was just fine and I'm grateful to have had any response at all.

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