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    Good RAM test under SL?
    I just installed two new Crucial RAM modules in my Mac Mini and found that my EyeTV recordings are looking choppy. I'd like to run a series of tests on my RAM, but it seems there are quite a few who believe that the ram test on the Apple Hardware test don't test deeply enough.

    Does anyone have a good suggestion for software that will run on Snow Leopard that thoroughly tests RAM?

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    One that I have heard good things about is Memtest available here , it costs $1.39 but from the sounds of it it's worth that very small price!!

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    Memtest OS X is free. Download from here.

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    That is the same link I gave, I can't find a free download though :S

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    You're right! It was free just a while back. Guess they're trying to get some pay back for development. Oh well, $1.39 is less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

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    If you can call them Starbucks anymore they have changed the logo, now does not state the name just the picture. Don't know why but hey hum

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Memtest OS X is free. Download from here.
    That link takes me to a $1.39 download, too. Not that I'm worried about spending 1/3rd the cost of a specialty coffee on software, but it doesn't appear to be free.

    What I DO wonder about is compatibility. The description says that it works through Leopard and the description was written in Oct of '08. Should still work in SL?

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    Yep it does work perfectly under Snow Leopard. 64-bit mode and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard2010 View Post
    Yep it does work perfectly under Snow Leopard. 64-bit mode and all.

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    Fantastic. Downloading now. Thanks Buzzard!

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    No problem at all.

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