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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:16 am    Post subject: 256 RAM? it's not enough, is it? Reply with quote

aight, i ordered my mini on feb 7th.
here's what i ordered:
1.25 Ghz/40 gig harddrive/ airport card/ 256 mb of ram.

i was reading about bluetooth cause i didn't know anything about it and decided that i wanted to add that to my order. so i did that last night.

now i'm thinking i want to just go ahead and kick the ram up to 512.
my understanding is that you can't upgrade the ram without voiding the warranty?

so should i call and change the order AGAIN or just wait and upgrade it at my local mac authorized dealer. OR is it really a big deal to upgrade the ram? could i do it myself? I've upgraded ram in a ton of pc's, my emac, my iBook and i even replaced the harddrive in my dual usb iBook.

projected shipping is on or before march 10th and i can't stand the wait!

also why does adding 512 only cost $75
but 1 gig is $325 (shouldn't that be around $150?)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would let it alone. You stand the chance of your order getting pushed back more and more. I would keep the 256MB and when you gt it throw 1GB in it. It's not hard to install and does not void your warranty. Plus Apple memory is expensive so even if you uprade to 512 on your own you'll end up saving some money! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

256MB is not near enough. Let Apple ship it as you have it and put more memory in yourself.

"now i'm thinking i want to just go ahead and kick the ram up to 512.
my understanding is that you can't upgrade the ram without voiding the warranty?"

No way how would they ever even prove that? Worse comes to worse throw the old chip in. I think its a mute point anyway because everything I've read says they allow it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tjm549 wrote:
its a mute point


It's a moot point too. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bubba wrote:
tjm549 wrote:
its a mute point


It's a moot point too. Smile


I'm such a crappy writer! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tjm549 wrote:
256MB is not near enough. Let Apple ship it as you have it and put more memory in yourself.

"now i'm thinking i want to just go ahead and kick the ram up to 512.
my understanding is that you can't upgrade the ram without voiding the warranty?"

No way how would they ever even prove that? Worse comes to worse throw the old chip in. I think its a mute point anyway because everything I've read says they allow it.


yeah, i know. i didn't think so, but i swear i read somebody's post that said it voided the warranty either here or on the macaddict forum.

cool thanks ya'll. more and more i was feeling like just letting it be done and upgrade it myself. I do believe I will be opting for the 1 gig instead of the 512. oh i can't wait!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered mine with 256 megs of RAM. I booted it up and played around for 5 minutes before shutting down and installing a 1 gig RAM chip.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoffer wrote:
I ordered mine with 256 megs of RAM. I booted it up and played around for 5 minutes before shutting down and installing a 1 gig RAM chip.



Smart man. Very Happy Where did you buy your 1GB chip?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jnewyork wrote:
Hoffer wrote:
I ordered mine with 256 megs of RAM. I booted it up and played around for 5 minutes before shutting down and installing a 1 gig RAM chip.



Smart man. Very Happy Where did you buy your 1GB chip?


Crucial.com

You could get it for cheaper elsewhere, but I've never had a problem with Crucial ram.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many have reported that this RAM works very well with the Mac Mini. (and at $149, it is a great deal)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mavherzog wrote:
Many have reported that this RAM works very well with the Mac Mini. (and at $149, it is a great deal)


Nice find! Lifetime warranty and Newegg rocks! If I buy another mini, I'm buying the RAM from here.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mavherzog wrote:
Many have reported that this RAM works very well with the Mac Mini. (and at $149, it is a great deal)

bubba wrote:
Nice find! Lifetime warranty and Newegg rocks! If I buy another mini, I'm buying the RAM from here.

Yep. I ordered mine last night. Standard shipping because, of course, my minis won't be here till sometime in March. Sad

Now, as long as the 512MB ram I have in this PC works in the mini (which it SHOULD), I will have one mini with 1GB and two minis with 512MB. (and the left over 256MB sticks will go into this PC to put it right back at 512MB...NO WASTED RAM!)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. I ordered the same memory as mavherzog. It's sitting at home, taunting me with its presence, awaiting the arrival of my Mini. Newegg's always been good to me, and their prices are usually great.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never heard of PQI but it's a good price at 149 and free shipping!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mavherzog wrote:
Many have reported that this RAM works very well with the Mac Mini. (and at $149, it is a great deal)


~Good find!
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