Apr 25, 2012
I recently purchased a Patriot 16GB RAM upgrade (yes, spare me the Apple "Limited to 8GB" speech), and a new Seagate Hybrid drive because I'm out of space on my old one. I installed the 16GB RAM in my MBPro 15" (Early 2011...running 10.7.3) with no issue last night, and it was running fine and quite zippy. After Time-Machining, I replaced the hard drive today, and tried to boot from a backup Lion disc (to format the new HDD and restore from Time-Machine) to no avail. Then, when I switched to a Snow Leopard disc, I started to receive 3 Beeps...the infamous RAM beeps. I figured that the RAM that I was sent was bad, so I switched to my previous OWC 8GB set to the same result. The issue I'm having is that I took the Snow Leopard disc out, replaced the new hard drive with my old one, and viola everything is working perfectly. I'm even posting this on the same computer.
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