December 10, 2001 7:04PM
Current Mac Hardware
edited January 2014
How do you know that you have bad ram? Can it prevent your mac from starting up? Can A DIMM become bad one day or do they generally stay good forever?
Reply 1 of 2
December 10, 2001 7:14PM
If RAM is bad it will typically crap out shortly after purchase. It CAN go bad down the road but isn't common.
[quote]Originally posted by cytri:
<strong>How do you know that you have bad ram? Can it prevent your mac from starting up? Can A DIMM become bad one day or do they generally stay good forever?</strong><hr></blockquote>
Reply 2 of 2
December 11, 2001 12:49AM
I had some bad RAM last year. After installing a new 64 MB module, I experienced constant crashes and many applications with large memory allocations wouldn't launch.
If RAM works now, odds are that it will work tomorrow. I've never heard of RAM "going bad."