Does it matter which way my RAM goes in the mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GreyFox1221, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. GreyFox1221 macrumors regular

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    I want to install a 1gb stick of ram into my min ibut i can't figure out wich way it goes, I know the pins go on the bottom but it looks like i can fit both ways. i don't know wich side faces me and wich side faces away.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  3. badmofo9000 macrumors regular

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    Yes it matters, there is a notch in the ram slot that lings up with the notch on the ram chip. The ram chip has a small and a large end. Look closely because jamming it in the wrong way with severly damage both the mini and the ram.
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Do the images on this page make it any more clear?

    You'll have to get it round the correct way - where is the 'notch' in the module you're removing? Make sure the notch in your 1GB stick is at the same end.
     
  5. GreyFox1221 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I got it in and it runs like a dream. Now how do I get the ripple effect in dashboard!

    EDIT: I just found out the cold hard truth about the ripple effect not being supported in the mini. I think i need some time to get over it. *sob*
     

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