Disable Memory Test In Beige G3

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Disable Memory Test In Beige G3

I'm getting my old Beige G3 back and I am wondering how to disable the memory test as the machine has 256MB RAM and it takes like almost 5 minutes to do the RAM test.

I know it can be done in OF, but I've never been able to boot into OF on the Beige. Anyone know how and walkthorughs?

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Under OS9 it is easy

Hi,

Under OS9 I beleive you hold down "apple" and "option" while you go into the Memory control panel.

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andersoc

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The test should not take that

The test should not take that long for such a small amount of memory.

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Dr Bob is right. I have a Be

Dr Bob is right. I have a Beige G3 with 320 MB RAM and the memory test is much less than a minute (10-20 seconds max?). You might make sure that you have a start-up disk selected. Also , if you used XPostFacto to load Panther on it, I wonder if one of those settings is responsible for slow boot times.

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I've never ever seen this ram

I've never ever seen this ram test...is it a newish function? I only ever ran systems 7 - 10.2...

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You don't ever see it, it's d

You don't ever see it, it's done in the background, but it can cause the mac to take longer to start up.

TOM

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Definately something else wro

Definately something else wrong.

My beige with Panther via Xpostfacto boot's with 320MB RAM in about a minute. I have an old clone with 1GB of RAM and it only takes a couple of minutes to boot.

Booting into firmware is command-option-O-F but not sure what else you'll need to do. Try a mac google search for it:

http://www.google.com/mac.html

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