1x4GB stick of RAM or 2x2GB sticks?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ranny2, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. ranny2 macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2011
    Hi there,
    Just a quickie regarding Mac memory. When I buy my 2011 Mini, I will not be able to afford 8GB of RAM, only 4GB. I was planning on getting one 4GB stick, so that upgrading to 8GB in the future would be a cheaper thing to do. Is there any problems with only having one slot filled with a 4GB stick?
  2. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    No there is no problem, it's just that 2x2GB offers better performance than 1x4GB.

    That being said, 8GB is really cheap ... Are you looking in the right places? It can be had for $50 US.
  3. Cell-666 macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2011
  4. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    If you go with the one 4GB stick from Apple make sure you buy either Samsung or Hynix from a different company.

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