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How to run and interpret Apple’s Hardware Tests on your Mac

CrashReporterPrefsIconXIn order for OS X or any software to run properly, your Mac’s hardware must first be in running order. While symptoms of crashes, graphical artifacts, or other corruption can be indicators of hardware malfunction, one way to help determine if hardware problems are the root of the issue at hand is to run a hardware test.

When you purchase your Mac from Apple, the system includes hardware tests in a couple of locations. Continue reading