123Macmini.com
FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   GalleryPhoto Gallery   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Apple Releases Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2 [U]
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> 123Macmini.com News and Reviews
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
TonyMontana
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 24 Jul 2006
Posts: 1945
Location: Missoula, MT

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glenn wrote:
8GB appears to be a no go. Here's the response from OWC.

Quote:
It no longer kills the machine when more than 4GB installed... But it’s not actually addressing the memory. Performance testing and then diagnostics confirm only 4GB max being actually utilized.


Thanks for looking into this. Now My pocket book can rest easier and I can stop daydreaming of 8GB memory in my mini! Laughing
_________________
MacMini 2.0GHz C2D (2009)
MacMini 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
Dell Mini 10v *OSX 10.6.4*
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
g5g5
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 2767
Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
Thanks for looking into this. Now My pocket book can rest easier and I can stop daydreaming of 8GB memory in my mini! Laughing

Yeah, now we can go back to dreaming about SSDs. Smile
_________________
1.25GHz Mac Mini / 1.8GHz iMac G5 / 2.0GHz C2D Mac mini (2009)
4GB iPod mini / 2G iPod shuffle / 16GB iPhone 3G
Apple TV 2
iLife's a Bitch!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JohnnyBoy
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 13 Jul 2007
Posts: 3954
Location: West Sussex, South-East England

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Blu-Ray drives! Very Happy
_________________
Intel Mini 2.0GHz C2D (4GB/120GB/SuperDrive/10.5.8 ), 120GB WD Passport, Logitech ergo k/b
iPod Touch (32GB, 3rd gen), iPod Shuffle (512MB, 1st gen)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LE Studios
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 Jan 2009
Posts: 295

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
Glenn wrote:
8GB appears to be a no go. Here's the response from OWC.

Quote:
It no longer kills the machine when more than 4GB installed... But it’s not actually addressing the memory. Performance testing and then diagnostics confirm only 4GB max being actually utilized.


Thanks for looking into this. Now My pocket book can rest easier and I can stop daydreaming of 8GB memory in my mini! Laughing


Naw, the next Mac mini line probably will have 8GB support.
_________________
24" LED Cinema Display,Mac Mini '09, 2.0GHz,
4GB DDR3, 320GB, FW 800 Two 2TB My Book Studio II, Logitech THX Z-5500 5.1 Surround Sound, Monster Cable Optical; 16GB iPhone
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MalzyWheels
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 23 Jul 2009
Posts: 288

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LE Studios wrote:
TonyMontana wrote:
Glenn wrote:
8GB appears to be a no go. Here's the response from OWC.

Quote:
It no longer kills the machine when more than 4GB installed... But it’s not actually addressing the memory. Performance testing and then diagnostics confirm only 4GB max being actually utilized.


Thanks for looking into this. Now My pocket book can rest easier and I can stop daydreaming of 8GB memory in my mini! Laughing


Naw, the next Mac mini line probably will have 8GB support.


Will this madness ever stop??? Arrrrrrg! Laughing
_________________
"You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in." - Arlo Guthrie
Mac Mini 2009 - 500GB, 5400RPM HDD - 4gig RAM
Airport Express (1st Gen) using Air Tunes
1961 HH Scott 299C integrated Amplifier (7591 Output Tubes)
B&W DM302 speakers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
LE Studios
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 Jan 2009
Posts: 295

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will end when the world do and with our luck that's when they make a prototype Mac mini with Blu-Ray Drive and 8GB DDR3, 2.53GHz Core Duo 2 6MB Cache with a 256GB SSD and 512MB NVIDIA 9900GT. Crying or Very sad
_________________
24" LED Cinema Display,Mac Mini '09, 2.0GHz,
4GB DDR3, 320GB, FW 800 Two 2TB My Book Studio II, Logitech THX Z-5500 5.1 Surround Sound, Monster Cable Optical; 16GB iPhone
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MalzyWheels
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 23 Jul 2009
Posts: 288

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LE Studios wrote:
It will end when the world do and with our luck that's when they make a prototype Mac mini with Blu-Ray Drive and 8GB DDR3, 2.53GHz Core Duo 2 6MB Cache with a 256GB SSD and 512MB NVIDIA 9900GT. Crying or Very sad


LMAO!
_________________
"You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in." - Arlo Guthrie
Mac Mini 2009 - 500GB, 5400RPM HDD - 4gig RAM
Airport Express (1st Gen) using Air Tunes
1961 HH Scott 299C integrated Amplifier (7591 Output Tubes)
B&W DM302 speakers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
frankle
New Member
New Member


Joined: 07 Sep 2009
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LE Studios wrote:

Naw, the next Mac mini line probably will have 8GB support.


It really irks me that Apple have imposed this limit on the Mini, all of the hardware and software supports 8GB of RAM (in the 2009 model) so why don't they allow it??

Maybe because it it did and it was also able to boot with 64 bit kernel then people would be putting Snow Leopard Server on them instead of forking out for the overpriced X-Serve ...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LE Studios
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 Jan 2009
Posts: 295

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

frankle wrote:
LE Studios wrote:

Naw, the next Mac mini line probably will have 8GB support.


It really irks me that Apple have imposed this limit on the Mini, all of the hardware and software supports 8GB of RAM (in the 2009 model) so why don't they allow it??

Maybe because it it did and it was also able to boot with 64 bit kernel then people would be putting Snow Leopard Server on them instead of forking out for the overpriced X-Serve ...



There's your answer! In an effort to protect the profit margins of higher-end systems like the Mac Pro. Apple wants to make a lot more money! I'm actually surprised they kept it going. Because the 2009 Mac mini line is actually powerful line of ALL the Mac mini they ever made. I mean mine is really holding in it down. Now with Snow Leopard its a lot better! Yeah I want 8GB DDR3 too but with the EFI limit to 4GB DDR3 not happening! But you gotta think if you put a 256GB SSD then that make it a powerful desktop! It will be difficult to market a BIG $3299 system when you have a $799 system with a fast boot and with a stable operating system.
_________________
24" LED Cinema Display,Mac Mini '09, 2.0GHz,
4GB DDR3, 320GB, FW 800 Two 2TB My Book Studio II, Logitech THX Z-5500 5.1 Surround Sound, Monster Cable Optical; 16GB iPhone
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Colstan
Member
Member


Joined: 31 Oct 2007
Posts: 137

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

frankle wrote:
It really irks me that Apple have imposed this limit on the Mini, all of the hardware and software supports 8GB of RAM (in the 2009 model) so why don't they allow it??


While it could be that Apple doesn't want the Mac mini to cannibalize their higher-margin systems, it's also possible that Apple simply hasn't validated it for more than 4GB of main memory. The hardware doesn't necessarily support more than that, even if it appears that it should; this sort of thing cost Intel a great deal with the RDRAM fiasco. It's hard to say if one isn't inside of Apple's engineering department, but it's not as simple as having proper EFI, chipset and OS support.

Colstan
_________________
Mac mini (2011), 2.7Ghz i7, 8GB mem, 256GB Apple SSD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
fiat
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 20 Apr 2009
Posts: 452

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:34 pm    Post subject: Why super drive still make noise at stsrtup? Reply with quote

I have installed EFI firmware and superdrive update, but now only my mini is silent when it wakes up from sleep; at startup it still makes noise (from superdrive?) before the chime.

After update my system (10.5.Cool record shows:

Boot ROM: MM31.0081.806
Serial ATA: OPTIARC DVDRW AD-56705
Rev. 2AH1

Is that the 2AH1 rev supposed to silent superdrive both at startup and wakeup? What's wrong with my mini now? Thanks for help.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LE Studios
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 Jan 2009
Posts: 295

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Why super drive still make noise at stsrtup? Reply with quote

fiat wrote:
I have installed EFI firmware and superdrive update, but now only my mini is silent when it wakes up from sleep; at startup it still makes noise (from superdrive?) before the chime.

After update my system (10.5.Cool record shows:

Boot ROM: MM31.0081.806
Serial ATA: OPTIARC DVDRW AD-56705
Rev. 2AH1

Is that the 2AH1 rev supposed to silent superdrive both at startup and wakeup? What's wrong with my mini now? Thanks for help.


Which Mac mini you got?
_________________
24" LED Cinema Display,Mac Mini '09, 2.0GHz,
4GB DDR3, 320GB, FW 800 Two 2TB My Book Studio II, Logitech THX Z-5500 5.1 Surround Sound, Monster Cable Optical; 16GB iPhone
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
fiat
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 20 Apr 2009
Posts: 452

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Why super drive still make noise at stsrtup? Reply with quote

LE Studios wrote:
Which Mac mini you got?


I have a 2009 mini 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0GB RAM, 320GB HD.

Any idea?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LE Studios
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 Jan 2009
Posts: 295

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:56 am    Post subject: Re: Why super drive still make noise at stsrtup? Reply with quote

fiat wrote:
LE Studios wrote:
Which Mac mini you got?


I have a 2009 mini 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0GB RAM, 320GB HD.

Any idea?


We got the same Mac mini but I looked at my Info I got a Pioneer SuperDrive! How is that possible? Question
_________________
24" LED Cinema Display,Mac Mini '09, 2.0GHz,
4GB DDR3, 320GB, FW 800 Two 2TB My Book Studio II, Logitech THX Z-5500 5.1 Surround Sound, Monster Cable Optical; 16GB iPhone
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
fiat
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 20 Apr 2009
Posts: 452

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:24 am    Post subject: Re: Why super drive still make noise at stsrtup? Reply with quote

LE Studios wrote:
We got the same Mac mini but I looked at my Info I got a Pioneer SuperDrive! How is that possible? Question


I bought mine from Amazon in April. Different sellers (and discount) could be the reason getting products with different (lower grade) parts. Did you buy yours from apple directly?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> 123Macmini.com News and Reviews All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Page 4 of 5

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



      

Shop:  Apple Store  |  Refurbished Macs  |  Refurbished iPads  |  MacConnection  |  Mac Mini Vault  |  Other World Computing

MK 1 Studio Mac mini Racks  |  Crucial Mac Memory  |  Top Free Mac Apps  |  Top Paid Mac Apps



123Macmini.com is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or approved by Apple Computer, Inc.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.
Copyright © 2011 123Macmini.com. All Rights Reserved.