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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

melk wrote:
Well, I'll eat my hat. Smile

Do you have a screenshot of ASP displaying the memory information? I'm wondering whether it is recogonizing a single 2GB chip, or 1GB from each.

You mentioned that you tried it with 1x2GB. Does it see and work with the single 2GB module?


Yes, I've had 1X2, 2X1 and 1x2+1X1 and still only 2gb.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:16 pm    Post subject: 3Gb = NO BOOT Reply with quote

Hi I have an upgraded mini with C2D T7200 installed and thought I'd try out 1 x 2Gb and 1 x 1Gb = 3Gb and when I powered it up....NOTHING HAPPENED...as in it would not boot. Thought about trying 2 x 2Gb but decided against it as it was in my laptop and more involved to remove. So I think we're stuck with 2 Gb MAX....and honestly, given the other limitations of the mini's components, isn't this really enough? Just think back to how not so long ago, 2 Gb of memory in ANY system was few and far between... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 2Gb in mine and it works fine; but then again my needs from the mini are going to be different from yours.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:59 pm    Post subject: Core Duo Mem Upgrade and CPU Upgrade Reply with quote

Hi, I just got a Mini 1.6 Core Duo. I bought at Tiger direct 2X1Gig ram PC5400 667 5-5-5-12. I think that is the same Ram Type in the Mini (exept for 256 PC5300. But, what I can see it is 5-5-5-12 too.
Pretty cheap $109CAN with a 1 GIG USB Drive (After $10 rebate) Very Happy

To the Processor: Can I switch the 1.6 Duo wit a 2GHz Core 2 Duo??
Would I need another or better Fan? Confused

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: 3Gb = NO BOOT Reply with quote

bvguy415 wrote:
Hi I have an upgraded mini with C2D T7200 installed and thought I'd try out 1 x 2Gb and 1 x 1Gb = 3Gb and when I powered it up....NOTHING HAPPENED...as in it would not boot. Thought about trying 2 x 2Gb but decided against it as it was in my laptop and more involved to remove.


I can say that I've also tried the above. Using 2 Corsair PC2-5300 SODIMM's. (CT25664AC667.16FE). The mini wouldn't even chime. Also tried resetting the PRAM, no joy. (As well as various configurations with a 2 gig and 1 gig stick).

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 3Gb = NO BOOT Reply with quote

animeboy wrote:
bvguy415 wrote:
Hi I have an upgraded mini with C2D T7200 installed and thought I'd try out 1 x 2Gb and 1 x 1Gb = 3Gb and when I powered it up....NOTHING HAPPENED...as in it would not boot. Thought about trying 2 x 2Gb but decided against it as it was in my laptop and more involved to remove.


I can say that I've also tried the above. Using 2 Corsair PC2-5300 SODIMM's. (CT25664AC667.16FE). The mini wouldn't even chime. Also tried resetting the PRAM, no joy. (As well as various configurations with a 2 gig and 1 gig stick).

Mark


Same rasult with Crucial 2 gb module.!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everyone.

I got a basic mac mini a few weeks ago (Core2Duo 1.83GHz) and want to upgrade the RAM in it from 1GB to 2GB.

Can someone please confirm for me whether it uses SO-DIMM or normal DIMM memory? I know it's DDR2-667, but not sure on the form factor.

Ideally I'd like to only open it up once and not make a habit of it.

The apple website doesn't offer mac mini RAM upgrades as a standalone purchase.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gos,

SODIMM.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClunkClunk wrote:
SODIMM.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, just found out that my mini got 2x256MB RAM, instead of 1x512... as I foolishly and naively thought. I have a a 512MB stick from my MBP and was wondering - will it fit in the mini, and are there any advantages to having unmatched pair of 256 + 512 or I am better of with 2 x 256?
Sorry for the stupid inquiry, I'd appreciate it if someone can spare some advice.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you can use the 512MB from your MBP.

You lose about 7% of memory speed from not running two identical pieces. However, you may actually gain speed by having more memory available. Personally, I'd go for the 768MB total than 2x256MB.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kuturak wrote:
Hmm, just found out that my mini got 2x256MB RAM, instead of 1x512... as I foolishly and naively thought. I have a a 512MB stick from my MBP and was wondering - will it fit in the mini, and are there any advantages to having unmatched pair of 256 + 512 or I am better of with 2 x 256?
Sorry for the stupid inquiry, I'd appreciate it if someone can spare some advice.
Thanks Smile

I say go with the more RAM, but why when 2 GB costs less than $200 did you get 512?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Significantly less than $200. Here in the US, 2x1GB is down to $50 at some places.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you :)
I bought the MBP with 512MB ram initially (since Apple charges too much for memory) and the stick is from it, after I upgraded it to 2GB (2x1GB I bought much cheaper from another vendor (:). Thought it would be a waste to have it lying around unused, so the mini seems like a good enough receptacle.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:37 am    Post subject: Ram Upgrade Reply with quote

bsnoel, The list you refer to is the ram listed the modules that will work with the mini and not restart randomly? I had two 1gb modules in my 1.83 ghz mini and the thing would restart randomly all the time. I was on with applecare last night and the guy told me to put my micron 256mg modules back in. Once I did that all my problems went away. I thought maybe I would try a matched set of corsair 1gig sticks and of course what did I get? Back to the same old problems. I am surprised I am even able to type this right now because before this post my machine restarted at least 3 times in five minutes. I am going to pull those sticks and go back to my 512's and order a couple of the intel list. Let you guys know how it goes.
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