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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those living in Canada I just came across this great deal @ Futureshop.

Corsair 2GB DDR2 SODIMM Memory (PC2-5300)

$29.99 !

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0665000FS10101417&logon=&langid=EN
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0011UPBMA

I had to cancel because I messed up the shipping address, I talked to the seller, ANTonline; they said they didn't have any in store right now (Though Amazon let me purchase it anyway.) but they should be getting more in soon.

Oddly the price says 89 now, when I purchased it was 69.


Also
http://cgi.ebay.com/SODIMM-4GB-DDR2-PC5300-PC2-5300-PC5400-LAPTOP-2-X-2GB_W0QQitemZ370084210319QQcmdZViewItem
$56.50 Buy It Now
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: Crucial 2GB SODIMM part numbers? Reply with quote

Does anyone have the Crucial part numbers for the 2GB SODIMM memory modules that would be needed to load up my Mac Mini with 4GB RAM?

I have a recent C2D 2.0GHz machine currently fitted with 2GB RAM, but the extra RAM would make things a little bit snappier I think Very Happy .

Just update, I have found this 4GB kit on the Crucial site:

4GB Crucial SODIMM kit

Specs look the same (aside from the module size of course) as the official 2GB crucial mac mini upgrade kit - anyone care to comment?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Crucial 2GB SODIMM part numbers? Reply with quote

chris_b wrote:
Does anyone have the Crucial part numbers for the 2GB SODIMM memory modules that would be needed to load up my Mac Mini with 4GB RAM?

I have a recent C2D 2.0GHz machine currently fitted with 2GB RAM, but the extra RAM would make things a little bit snappier I think Very Happy .

Just update, I have found this 4GB kit on the Crucial site:

4GB Crucial SODIMM kit

Specs look the same (aside from the module size of course) as the official 2GB crucial mac mini upgrade kit - anyone care to comment?

Thanks.


See the 6/30/08 post from SimpleLife. SL includes a link to the 4GB kit in his/her machine.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Crucial 2GB SODIMM part numbers? Reply with quote

likes2soar wrote:


See the 6/30/08 post from SimpleLife. SL includes a link to the 4GB kit in his/her machine.


Thanks for the link - it is the same 4GB kit I linked to in my post above. Think I'll invest along with the faster, larger capacity hard drive.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I might be late on this but here's what I've done thus far (mini wise of course)

Ok...bought a 1.33 Ghz G4 for my girlfriend recently....decked it out with OCZ 1GB PC3200 ram with 2-3-2-5 timings....

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-OCZP4001G-PC-3200-Platinum-Module/dp/B001DQGEO6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1223911292&sr=8-5

HOLY crap that thing sprung to life. It started out with 512 MB ram then was upgraded to Corsair 1GB PC 3200 value ram (which was OK at best...CAS of 3.5)

But that single stick of ram made the difference between barely fast but still sluggish and "what else can I toss at this thing to slow it down"


Ok...then I got a mini for myself this week

1.5Ghz Intel Core Solo
512 MB RAM
......


I've already ordered

-Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 Processor (T7400)

and

-Kingston 2GB Hyper X Dual Channel Kit..(with 4-4-4-12 timings...quickest DDR2 timings I could find)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104031

I'm also ordering a Western Digital 320 GB SATA 7200 RPM Hard drive this weekend so I can finally drop Leopard 10.5.5 on it and see what this baby can do....

I can vouch that the type of RAM you buy makes all the world of difference. Pay attention to the timing #s on your chips you buy.

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ComputingSolutions/0,,30_288_13265_13295%5E13335,00.html

If you want performance, stay away from value branded memory because they typically come with slower timings= slower performance.

Its a good thing now that memory is cheaper vs a few years ago. You can find some great deals out there and basically upgrade your mini into a powerhouse!

I'll update you guys later this week when all this stuff arrives. Happy Modding!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to buy two 1 GB memory stick for my 1.83 Ghz Core 2 Duo Mac Mini. Which of the following memories should I prefer:

1. KINGSTON SO-DIMM DDR2 1GB 667MHZ VALUE RAM
2. CRUCIAL CT12864AC667 SO-DIMM DDR2 1GB PC5300 (667MHZ)
3. CORSAIR SDRAM SO-DIMM 1GB PC5300 (667MHZ) DDR2

All of them are compatible with Mac Mini, correct? Thank you in advace.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whichever.

I've used all three in the past with no problems. I've upgraded one mini with corsair ram (1 x 2Gb) and another with crucial ram (2 x 1Gb) and they've both continued to work fine. I think one of those crucial sticks is in with the 2Gb corsair stick in the mini I'm typing this on.

Go with cost and delivery convenience.

If I'm just after memory, I'll get it from crucial direct because they ship quickly and pretty much for free. If I'm buying something else from somewhere at the sametime I'll get corsair, as that's normally what the place sells and its simply less hassle to get everything in one go.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:52 am    Post subject: question about upgrading my mini Reply with quote

I have a 1.83GHz Core Duo, which I've upgraded to 2GB and a 250GB 7400 RPM HD. Now I'm looking for more speed and RAM. Information from other posters on this forum indicates that the Core Duo machines can't recognize more than 2GB.

My question is, if I upgrade to a Core 2 Duo processor, will I then be able to upgrade to 4GB RAM (understanding that only 3GB will be actually usable)?

Thanks! Love the Mini. Wish Apple would put more resources towards it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:11 am    Post subject: Re: question about upgrading my mini Reply with quote

mikegem wrote:
My question is, if I upgrade to a Core 2 Duo processor, will I then be able to upgrade to 4GB RAM (understanding that only 3GB will be actually usable)?


No.

Native CD minis are limited to 2GB. They are reported not to even boot when more memory is present. Upgrading the processor does not change this.

Native C2D minis can go above 2GB. They are happy with up to 4GB installed - although they can use no more than ~3GB.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:51 am    Post subject: core duo vs core 2 duo Reply with quote

your best bet is sell your current mini and buy a core 2 duo from apple

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/mac_mini

wait for a refurbished one it will sell for 499 plus a free printer. I sold my core duo 1.66hz and purchased a core 2 duo 1.83hz It now has 4gb ram and a 320gb hard drive. total cost after selling the older mini was 200 and change.
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2010 Mm 2.4 C2D oem 320gb hdd 8gb ram
2012Mm base 2.5 with 16gb ram diy fusion drive
2012Mm quad with 8gb ram oem 1tb hdd

promise pegasus r6 3x 3tb + 3x 4tb =21tb hdds
lacie little big disk 2x 512gb ssds
synology 2tb disk station
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For C2D owners, Newegg has a great deal on the OCZ 4GB Kit (OCZ2MV6674GK) - $21.99 after Rebate (ends 12/31/2008)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227247

Not sure why some are getting CL4 2GB Kits.. the extra 1GB even at CL5 will give a boost....
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crucial 4GB Kit $14.99 with shipping

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148086&ATT=17-507-003&CMP=AFC-C8Junction


I installed my OCZ memory (4GB Kit in above Post's deal) in my mini and all is good..
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im planning on ordering some more memory from newegg and Ive read through most of the replies in this post. I would still like to know if both of these two sets are compatible with my mini (1.83C2D)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146849

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231154

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

EDIT: purchased Gskill 4gb kit, works flawlessly thus far.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes also these are good

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/53IM2DDR4GBK/

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/53C4DDR2P4GB/

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/53PC2DDR4GBK/

http://eshop.macsales.com/MyOWC/Upgrades.cfm?sort=pop&model=276&type=Memory&TI=3040&shoupgrds=Show+Upgrades
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2010 Mm 2.4 C2D oem 320gb hdd 8gb ram
2012Mm base 2.5 with 16gb ram diy fusion drive
2012Mm quad with 8gb ram oem 1tb hdd

promise pegasus r6 3x 3tb + 3x 4tb =21tb hdds
lacie little big disk 2x 512gb ssds
synology 2tb disk station
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