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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Add ram to macmini 2012 2gb+8gb

Hello. Is it good/ok to remove one ram stick and add a new 8gb ram for total 10gb of ram? Does it works or should i go with 2 x 8 at once?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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I'll work but the ram will be slower
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 02:32 PM   #3
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Hello. Is it good/ok to remove one ram stick and add a new 8gb ram for total 10gb of ram? Does it works or should i go with 2 x 8 at once?
It will probably be OK, but matched pairs are better. 2 x4 is cheaper than 1 x 8 at the moment if money is tight, and you might not need any more than that anyway.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 02:43 PM   #4
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works fine in mine, I have a crucial 8GB stick and the stock 2GB.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 02:47 AM   #5
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8gb will be fine for me but what is best, 2 x 4gb or one 8gb stick?
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 03:02 AM   #6
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8gb will be fine for me but what is best, 2 x 4gb or one 8gb stick?
neither use the oem 2gb with an 8gb stick.


if you force me to pick 2x 4gb or 1x 0gb and 1x 8gb.

I would get 2x 4gb
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:44 AM   #7
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I'll work but the ram will be slower
Please explain - owc sells a 4+8 option - how would a 2+8 option be any different? Honestly I am curious - not trying to be difficult!

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works fine in mine, I have a crucial 8GB stick and the stock 2GB.

So no issues at all? Does it run quickly?
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