Is old pc ram likely to fit into Mini?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Willy S, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Willy S macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005
    My old pc uses 2x no name 512MB PC2700 ram. I don´t know the specs, but I wonder if it is likely that I could use other for rev A mini?

    If it is not likely, I will either buy Rev A for 380 euros and Crucial ram or the latest Mini from Apple for 470 euros. What would be a better deal?
  2. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Ya your RAM would likly work. BUT Mac Minis have 1 RAM slot and come with 512mb so you would have no room for you other 512mb chips
  3. Willy S thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005

    I think the Mini doesn´t need more than 512mb since it will be used for office apps, mail, internet etc.
  4. za9ra22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2003
    My mini has 512Mb RAM, and is used for a variety of tasks including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, iTunes, video editing with Final Cut Express and email, web browsing etc. It works fine. Photoshop could do with more RAM, so I limit it's use to smallish files, and Final Cut is a little slow in rendering, but that's not uncommon. All in all, the mini works pretty well with 512Mb - just don't try extensive multitasking!

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