2006 Mac Mini, can't use both RAM slots.

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by miniheadache, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. miniheadache macrumors newbie

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    I have an original Intel Mac Mini. It doesn't seem to be able to use both RAM slots. It's not like either slot is bad. It'll run just fine with a 1GB stick in either slot. Here's the weird part. If I stick a 1GB stick in each slot, it'll show 2GB during the first boot. At the second reboot, it'll only recognize slot 0. Slot 1 will be empty. What's going on?
     
  2. DanTheCru macrumors newbie

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    Ram

    Have you tried to reset the PRAM for the system with both sticks installed?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379
     
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Also, are these exactly matched RAM sticks? If you have different timings then RAM can be a pain.
     

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