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Max memory for 2009 Mac mini?

 
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Blaine
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:17 am    Post subject: Max memory for 2009 Mac mini? Reply with quote

I'm sure this has been covered before, but what's the max unsupported memory for a 2009 Mac mini? Is it 8GB or 16GB before it actually starts doing some harm to performance. I just picked up a used one up on Craigslist a couple days ago. I kinda remember reading something about it a while back.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:28 am    Post subject: Re: Max memory for 2009 Mac mini? Reply with quote

Blaine wrote:
I'm sure this has been covered before, but what's the max unsupported memory for a 2009 Mac mini? Is it 8GB or 16GB before it actually starts doing some harm to performance. I just picked up a used one up on Craigslist a couple days ago. I kinda remember reading something about it a while back.


Anyone? I am interested to know the max (un supported) memory for macmini 2009 as well. We know the officially supported max is 4gb http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4223

Edit: Someone confirmed running 8GB here:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3816642?start=0&tstart=0
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can confirm 8GB works OK, but I've never tried 16GB.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow 16 i don't know i thought the 2009 mini maxed out at 8 gig's correct me if i am wrong here people i thought it supported.

2 gig's

4 gig's

and 8 gig's

i dont know about 16 gig's
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info mooblie. I'm going to go with 8GB then. I might try selling this one and getting one of the new ones around Christmas though. These things just rock for VMs.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2x4GB should work.
Note that you may first need to upgrade to the latest Mac Mini firmware if you have one of the early Mac Mini 2009 (mine is : MM31.00AD.B00 ; SMC : 1.35f1).
Making the Mac Mini recognize the 4GB SIMMs may also be a bit tricky : read Carl V. post which worked for me.
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