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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There you go, jido - exactly the mini I'm using at present:



As Philip says: only 3GB+ is recognised, but it all works well.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:12 am    Post subject: strange behavior with MM 2010 Reply with quote

I just tried to upgrade MM2010 RAM to 4GB with original apple RAM from MM late 2009. Bank 0 doesn't like the RAM at all, only beeps. In bank 1 there is no problem with the RAM. PRAM/NVRAM reset doesn' t helps. Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you put the oem 2010 ram back into the 2010 mini does it work in both slots?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also if you take the "bad sticks out" of the 2010 and put them in the 2009 do they work?

one more thing is it kingston ram? there have been more then a few posts reading the 2010 mini does not like kingston ram.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
also if you take the "bad sticks out" of the 2010 and put them in the 2009 do they work?

one more thing is it kingston ram? there have been more then a few posts reading the 2010 mini does not like kingston ram.


Hi Phil,
yes, if I put the oem 2010 ram back into the 2010 MM it works again without a problem. They also works in the 2009 MM and they are not kingston, they are Micron, which are apple shipped with the 2009 MM. But again, the problem is located only with Bank 0, if I put the oem 2010 MM ram(1GB) in the Bank 0 and the oem 2009 MM ram (2GB) in the Bank 1, everything is fine and MM shows 3GB of ram.

You can see the original RAM (Samsung) and the MM 2009 RAM (Micron) here:
http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/4376/mmram.jpg

I'm really confused, because I remember very well this situations back in the PowerPC times, but now again?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the best i got is buy this stick


http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=W1066SB4GA&title=Super-Talent-DDR3-1066-SODIMM-4GB-Mac-Memory-For-Apple-Mac-Mini-iMac use

autumn5 for a 5 dollar discount. use just the one stick with one of the oem sticks gives you 5 gb in the 2010. it has samsung chips so it should work.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
the best i got is buy this stick


http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=W1066SB4GA&title=Super-Talent-DDR3-1066-SODIMM-4GB-Mac-Memory-For-Apple-Mac-Mini-iMac use

autumn5 for a 5 dollar discount. use just the one stick with one of the oem sticks gives you 5 gb in the 2010. it has samsung chips so it should work.


Hi again,
thanks for your help and the information, I appreciate it.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those sticks worked in the 1 2010 mini I owned they were good in a 5gb and a 8gb setup.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bump

As there's nothing from 2011 in this thread:

I'm brushing off the dust of my 2005 PPC Mac mini, which I havent used in say 4 yrs. Can anyone suggest a good mod/upgrade? Smile

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oinkage wrote:
Bump

As there's nothing from 2011 in this thread:

I'm brushing off the dust of my 2005 PPC Mac mini, which I havent used in say 4 yrs. Can anyone suggest a good mod/upgrade? Smile

Thanks!


I picked up a 1 GB Kingston DDR-3200 module from Newegg for $45 for mine a few months ago. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134008 but I haven't installed it yet. I just got around to opening the thing up last night and when Midnight came along I put things down and went to bed.

In addition to the 1 GB RAM module, I'm installing a 320GB hard drive http://amzn.com/B001SQH1DY and replacing the CDRW/DVD-ROM drive with a DVDRW drive. I'm not sure whether to use the Toshiba TS-632 or the Hitachi AWG-4080 though. Probably doesn't matter.

I'm going to set this up with a couple of external drives as the house iTunes server, replacing a large bulky Beige G3 that's currently doing the job. I'd like to use it as the backup server as well, but my backup storage devices are SCSI based, and I don't see any way to make that work.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got a second-hand mini 2010 and tried to test it with some RAM sticks that I had in other computers before purchasing RAM for upgrade (I'm thinking of using 8+8 GB). Naturally, it failed to boot with Elpida PC3-12800 sticks from mini 2012, but when I tried 4+4 Samsung PC10600, i was in for a surprise. It started up, alright - but what was a bit unexpected is that this RAM shows as 1333 MHz! Which should not even be possible, since P8600 processor has 1066 MHz FSB. I tried to run the AHT, but there's a message that my system doesn't support it, and I don't have original media.

Is there any other program I could use to check/test actual RAM performance?

If that's of any help, I'm running clean install of ML 10.8.4 on an SSD drive I replaced the original HDD with.

Also, if anyone has an idea how this reading is possible on this computer, please share Smile
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