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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:42 pm    Post subject: Bit the bullet ... Reply with quote

Thanks to all on this forum ... I bit the bullet a few weeks ago and purchased 2 of these packs from newegg ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148201

Have installed one of them today in the newly arrived refurbished 2.0Gb macmini (along with a Hitachi 320Gb 7200 HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145228)

The other I installed in the macbook pro I'm writing this on ... all good so far!!
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 6:36 am    Post subject: Mac Mini Intel 1.66Ghz - more than 2Gb RAM? Reply with quote

I've upgraded a Macmini Intel 1.66Ghz to 320Gb 7200rpm Seagate without any trouble. I increased the RAM to 2x1Gb RAM chips taken from an iMac which had been upgraded to 2x2Gb. So far so good. I had a spare 2Gb DDR2 667 RAM chip available and tried that with 1x1Gb RAM making 3Gb - no good. Macmini wouldn't start up. I took the 1Gb out leaving only the 2Gb RAM - no good still wouldn't start. Put the 2x1Gb RAM back and all was fine. I felt sure that I had seen someone upgrade a 1.66Ghz Mac mini with faster CPU and managed to use 3Gb RAM. Anyone managed that?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will a Apple Macbook A1181 Airport Wifi Card 802.11n AR5BXB72 by Atheros work in a "06 Core Duo motherboard ???????

Already upgraded to a 1.8ghz Core 2 Duo processor.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've recently upgraded my MacMini G4 1.33 PPC to maximum 1GB DDR RAM.
The memory module I used was SuperTalent 1GB DDR PC3200 with product number D32PB1GJ. The module has been working excellent for about 10 days since I upgraded, thus I recommend it to other G4 mini users
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently added a single 2G memory module to my 2.0Ghz Intel Mac Mini (MB463LL/A) raising the total memory to 3G installed. I keep seeing where it is recommended to install 2 2G modules for a total of 4G. It is my understanding that the Mac mini can only utilize 3G max and that dual channel is not supported so why install the extra, unused Gig of RAM?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

your 3 gb setup with unmatched pairs is about 95 to 97 percent as fast as 2 2gb matched sticks. If you poke around you will find bench tests with 3 gb 1+ 2 tests and 4gb 2 + 2 tests the 2 + 2 tests show a small increase in speed 4/3 is 1.33 so if the mini really handled at 4gb it should increase about 1.33 times ... The mini may handle 3.05 to 3.1 gb depends on how you count gb's so the speed increase is 3.1/3 or 1.033 faster. if you done your up grade don't worry your mini is just about as fast as ram can get it. Plus you save a few bucks. If you really want to speed it up put in an ssd. next choice is put in a wd scorpio black 250gb or 320 gb hdd.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:28 pm    Post subject: Higher clock SODIMM Reply with quote

Has anyone tried a higher frequency DDR2 SODIMMM
I found this KVR800D2S6/1G - 1 GB 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL6 SODIMM, Standard 128M X 64 Non-ECC 800MHz 200-pin Unbuffered SODIMM (SDRAM-DDR2, 1.8V, CL6) in a show nearby for a bargain.
My understanding is that higher frequency memories should work fine at lower frequencies, but I don't know if anyone tried a "better" memory on a Mini? Mine is the 1.5 Core solo, upgraded to 2.0 Core 2 Duo, already with 1.25Gb RAM.
I was thinking of installing another Giga.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

somewhere on this forum is a post about 800 being used instead of 667, it works. make sure the ram is not too high 6gb ram or 4gb ram I think your machine maxes at 2gb.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys,
This is Stephen, I saw that 2 gigs was the max according to apple, but what if you changed out the processor in intel mini.? How this place in to if the current mini with a C2D could take 3GB, or if
There’s a motherboard change is still unknown to me.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no ram max is a function of the logic/mother board not the cpu.
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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Mac Mini I bought in April of 2010 brand new. I got the base model with only 2GB of RAM. In "About This Mac" it shows that it uses 1067MHz DDR3. Looking around, I only see the latest Mini as being "Early 2009". Is that just the last model Apple has put out, so mine is an "Early 2009"? I'm looking to upgrade to 2x2GB and maybe a SSD. I watched a video on it, and it seems just as easy as a DIY rig, just the chassis is ... well, mini.
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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=W1066SB4GS&title=Super-Talent-DDR3-1066-SODIMM-4GB-Samsung-Chip-Notebook-Memory



the above stick will work in your mini. it is 120 with 10 bucks to ship code MDAY5 takes 5 dollars off. you pay 125 for a 4gb stick you end up with 5gb in your mini.



http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=X25M-80GB&title=Intel-X25-M-80GB-Mainstream-SATA2-Solid-State-Drive


this is a well rated ssd use code Lion1820 for 20 off 210 goes to 190 freeshipping .
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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the most memory OS X can actually handle? My 32-bit Windows 7 can only do like 3GBs, but when I had it in 64-bit, it can handle maybe 8.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Mac mini: Memory Specifications [U] Reply with quote

admin wrote:
Intel-based Mac mini (Core Solo, Core Duo and Core 2 Duo 1.5GHz, 1.66GHz, 1.83GHz and 2.0GHz)
The Mac Mini (2006-2008) has two internal SO-DIMM RAM slots. The computer ships from the factory with at least 512 MB of DDR2 SDRAM; one 256 MB SO-DIMM in each slot. (It may come with more RAM installed, depending on how you ordered the computer from Apple—two 512 MB SO-DIMMs for 1GB total, or two 1GB SO-DIMMs for 2GB total).

The maximum amount of SDRAM supported by the Mac mini (Early 2006) is 2GB (one 1GB SO-DIMM in each slot) with the following specifications:

- PC2-5300
- unbuffered
- nonparity
- 200-pin
- 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

DIMMs with the following features are not supported by the Mac mini (Early 2006):

- registers or buffers
- PLLs
- ECC
- parity
- EDO RAM

I have a Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz (Macmini2,1), is 2GB really the maximum it can handle? Crucial thinks so but I would love to put 3GB in it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same model (not presently using) with 4GB ram; mini only recognizes a little over 3GB. Go to this link, scroll down to memory for more info:

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_mini/stats/mac-mini-core-2-duo-1.83-specs.html

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