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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:15 pm    Post subject: Mid 2010 MM, 16gb capable? Reply with quote

so, ive been reading alot about people putting 16gb of memory in their mac minis. i have a 2010 mac mini, bought in november 2010, i believe its the one right before the 2011 models. 2.4 intel core 2 duo. 4gb 1067mhz ddr3 ram. if this is at all possible, id love to get 16gb in my mac mini, cause that would give me tons of headroom with logic, and all the plug ins i use.

can anyone help me?

thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't look good. The 2010 won't take the faster 1333 memory (boot & lock-up issues) and I haven't seen slower 8GB sticks for sale.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i found two 1066 sticks on newegg. do you think this would work?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't see that memory before. I don't think that anyone has tried it so you would be the first. See what the return policy is.

Looking at spec sheets the mobile C2D has enough address lines to go to 32GB. I haven't found details on the NVIDIA controller though.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heres the link

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226265
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does Mactracker indicate? I'm on my iPad I can't check for you.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
What does Mactracker indicate? I'm on my iPad I can't check for you.


You can download MacTracker from the app store...

Anyway it states 8.0 GB for the 2010. Can't really go with that as MacTracker used to say 8g for the 2011 before OWC proved 16 would work.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just ordered the ram, will keep everyone posted.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be stunned if it works. your cpu does not spec for 16gb ram I will find a link.

also the 2010 2.4 mac mini is the worst mac mini that uses an intel cpu when it come to ram.. it is so fffff'ing picky it is why I hate to upgrade it. I have had 6 or 7 different types of ram not work in it.


I am sorry i missed your post . I would have begged you not to buy the ram.



http://ark.intel.com/products/35568/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-P8600-(3M-Cache-2_40-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB)



they say 8gb and believe me they like selling ram

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/mac-mini/


I have done dozens of 2010 c2d no one has done 16gb or even 9gb just not happening.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so i just got the package today....put both sticks in....it starts beeping at me.

so i took one out, put the 2gb samsung in its place, and it starts up lovely.

so im running a 2010 mac mini with 10gb ram.....hopefully this gives me more headroom with protools.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I am impressed that 10gb runs.


would you like me to mail a 4gb stick to see if 12gb works?

I have some if you are in the usa.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, sure. how much?

and im right in NJ too, maybe we could even meet halfway or something.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
I would be stunned if it works. your cpu does not spec for 16gb ram I will find a link.

also the 2010 2.4 mac mini is the worst mac mini that uses an intel cpu when it come to ram.. it is so fffff'ing picky it is why I hate to upgrade it. I have had 6 or 7 different types of ram not work in it.



I have a Mid 2010 I'd like to upgrade to 8mb, can you advise what memory works best?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ran the Crucial memory scan on my Mini, $45.99
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CS223 wrote:
philiparcario wrote:
I would be stunned if it works. your cpu does not spec for 16gb ram I will find a link.

also the 2010 2.4 mac mini is the worst mac mini that uses an intel cpu when it come to ram.. it is so fffff'ing picky it is why I hate to upgrade it. I have had 6 or 7 different types of ram not work in it.



I have a Mid 2010 I'd like to upgrade to 8mb, can you advise what memory works best?


I have had good luck with these sticks


http://www.jr.com/pny/pe/PNY_MN8192KD310/


in the 2.4 2010 model.

crucial/ micron has not worked as well for me
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2012Mm quad with 8gb ram oem 1tb hdd

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lacie little big disk 2x 512gb ssds
synology 2tb disk station
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