Another one of those, "Would a 4GB RAM and 7200RPM Upgrade on a Mini be worth it?"

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by sukanas, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    sukanas

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    Nov 15, 2007
    #1
    well i have the entry level of the 1.83 c2d mini (see sig)
    and i was wondering if getting 4gb ram and 120GB 7200RPM make a noticable difference

    i know its a dumb question but i guess the real question is the performance iimprovement really worth the 150-200 dollars?

    oh and of course, the only major app i run is Aperture



    for those who ask why ask such a dumb question is because i believe that more of the photoediting/2d programs use more of the CPU so since my cpu is staying at 1.83, (with freaking low cache/buffer), would ram/HD make a huge difference

    thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    gehrbox

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Location:
    Charleston,SC
    #2
    I have the same Mac Mini you have, well technically my wife has it now, I bought a new iMac. Anyway the Mini will only recognize 3GB of ram, even if you add two 2GB sticks. I noticed a small improvement when I took it from 1GB to 2GB RAM. With Aperture more memory is a good thing. If you expect to fill the HDD then more space and a faster driver won't hurt.

    I don't think you will see a night and day difference in day to day stuff with the improvments, but it will breath better.

    I found my Mini to be a very good computer.
     

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