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Skipping the memory test at start up.
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Nov 8, 2000, 08:15 PM
 
I read somewhere that there is a way to set my computer to skip the memory test during the start up process. I searched the forum but I couldn't find it. Does anyone know how to do this? I believe that there is a key combination in the memory control panel that brings up a dialog box to turn off this test but I don't remember it.
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WDL
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Nov 8, 2000, 10:34 PM
 
Hold down the Option and Command (Apple) keys while double clicking the Memory
control panel - an extra feature appears in the window allowing you to shut off the
startup check.

If you're looking to gain speed at startup, I only gained a second or two after
turning it off however.

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iMacguy  (op)
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Nov 8, 2000, 11:10 PM
 
Well, thanks for the tip but what a waste. When I originally read about this it seemed like it would save a lot of start up time. NOT!! I didn't notice any difference. If there was one, I'm sure I'd need a stop watch to be able to notice.
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Nov 10, 2000, 01:11 AM
 
That's why its a hidden feature...only RAM freaks with over a gigabyte of memory would notice much difference. I still have it off, since when I had bad RAM w/numerous symptoms the memory test still checked it out fine. Whatever.

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