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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:54 pm    Post subject: RAM Question Reply with quote

I WILL be buying a Mini today, finnally leaving Windows. The question I have is, if I buy the top model, should i stay with 512 of RAM or a Gig? The other thing is that by adding a gig, the ship dates go from 1 to 2 to 6 to 8 days, and I alreay waited about 2 months before getting a Mini in the first place.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't buy your memory from Apple. $175 is too expensive for 1GB. Take the 512MB and run.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So $175 is the price difference now, eh?

Well I would probably just get the 512MB model it will probably suit your needs. Or, pull the 512Mb and sell it. You might get $10 for it Crying or Very sad. Spend another $80 on a 1GB chip.

It depends if you want to do the work or not.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would start with the standard 512 MB. The 1 GB is an easy upgrade and is less expensive doing it yourself.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
So $175 is the price difference now, eh?

Well I would probably just get the 512MB model it will probably suit your needs. Or, pull the 512Mb and sell it. You might get $10 for it Crying or Very sad. Spend another $80 on a 1GB chip.

It depends if you want to do the work or not.



It's $227 Canadian (I saw your location)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yah, but I always talk American $ on this site, unless denoted. That's why I run the converter widget Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be fine with 512Mb, though if you start doing any of the really creative apps you'll start thrashing the swap, and with the really slow harddrive, it'll hurt. Go with a gig if you can afford it, though buy it aftermarket, it's way cheaper and easy to install.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I decided to stay with the 512 and maybe go for 1 gig after. The mini is ordered and I just can't wait!!! (Did you know that the French OS X is made in Irland? No wonder Apple says it should take 6 to 8 days. Does anyone know how accuate is Apple with their shipping dates? I hope they over do them!)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:34 am    Post subject: memory Reply with quote

If you want a cheaper memory, try visit RAMJET site (1 Gig only $139).
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:37 am    Post subject: Re: memory Reply with quote

sut wrote:
If you want a cheaper memory, try visit RAMJET site (1 Gig only $139).


A stick of RAM at BestBuy is $99. They're overpriced and still cheaper than RAMJET. You can find quality 1 Gb sticks for as little as $70.
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