10 GB RAM possible in 2012 mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ctone, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. ctone macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2006
    It comes with 2 x 2GB RAM sticks. Is it possible to add a single 8 GB stick to replace one of the 2 GB modules for a total of 10 GB?

    I know some Macs need RAM installed in matching pairs, but I didn't see that anywhere on this particular mini model.
  2. Micky Do macrumors 68000

    Micky Do

    Aug 31, 2012
    An island in the Andaman Sea.
    Can't see why not

    My early 2009 Mini came with 1 GB of RAM. When I asked the shop to up the RAM to 4 GB (to run Mountain Lion) they simply added 4 GB along side the 1 GB. It works fine.

    Others have had similar experience, such as a guy I know with 4 GB + 8 GB = 12 GB in his iMac.

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  3. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    The memory will be faster if you remove the 2 gb sticks and add 2s stick that are the same value. Two 4 GB sticks will cost about 45 dollars and 2 8 GB sticks will cost you 80 at Crucial.

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