Large Advantage in Pairing the RAM?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Markleshark, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Markleshark macrumors 603

    Markleshark

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    I plan on using this Mac Mini with only 512meg of RAM until the Warranty is up in a years time, but what I was wondering is if there is any large advantage in pairing the RAM sticks because I was just going to slap a 1gig stick in and leave a 256 one in as well, but if there is any large advanges ill buy 2 x 512 sticks.

    Cheers
    Mark
     
  2. Surf and Turf macrumors regular

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    it is nice to buy the larger ram ...in the event that you upgrade. the other stick do not become obsolete
     
  3. wchong macrumors 6502

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    there are no apparent advantages in performance other than the fact that you could upgrade the system with more RAM easier
     
  4. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    Dual channel memory usage is meant to benefit the graphics card.

    I have run my MacBook (essentially the same as your min) with 1GB + 256MB and 2 x 1GB. Noticed no graphics differences at all.

    I'd say get a 1GB stick as this makes future upgrading better value.
     
  5. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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