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mini 2.1 addressing more than 3Gb yet?

 
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sammiefish
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:09 pm    Post subject: mini 2.1 addressing more than 3Gb yet? Reply with quote

Has anyone had mini 2.1 addressing more thank 3Gb RAM yet?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not as far as I know. With 4GB installed, mine still only recognizes 3GB.
Who knows maybe someone else has other information.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:29 pm    Post subject: Re: mini 2.1 addressing more than 3Gb yet? Reply with quote

sammiefish wrote:
Has anyone had mini 2.1 addressing more thank 3Gb RAM yet?


Nope. You are going to have to change your sig to 3GB Smile .

My 1.83GHz C2D shows 4GB of RAM when you click about this Mac, but if you look at Activity Monitor, you will see that only 3GB is being addressed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nope. You are going to have to change your sig to 3GB



ROFL. Laughing

Okay fair enough,,,,,but I do have 4 installed, it just only see's 3. Laughing I am still laughing over that Bill. Great comment to me. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Cause of 3GB limit Reply with quote

After doing a bit of research, it appears that the reason for the ~3GB limit is not the 32-bit kernel, but the Intel chipset used on the 2006-2009 Intel Minis. There's no getting around it, unfortunately. The best 1,1 Mini owners can do is hack the firmware to turn theirs into 2,1.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is correct. It has nothing to do with the OS, but the firmware.

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