Add ram to macmini 2012 2gb+8gb

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Edde1, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Edde1 macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Hello. Is it good/ok to remove one ram stick and add a new 8gb ram for total 10gb of ram? Does it works or should i go with 2 x 8 at once?
  2. ee13lbp macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2012
  3. rbrian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2011
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    It will probably be OK, but matched pairs are better. 2 x4 is cheaper than 1 x 8 at the moment if money is tight, and you might not need any more than that anyway.
  4. dazey macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2005
    works fine in mine, I have a crucial 8GB stick and the stock 2GB.
  5. Edde1 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2012
    8gb will be fine for me but what is best, 2 x 4gb or one 8gb stick?
  6. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    neither use the oem 2gb with an 8gb stick.

    if you force me to pick 2x 4gb or 1x 0gb and 1x 8gb.

    I would get 2x 4gb
  7. drew.bowser macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Please explain - owc sells a 4+8 option - how would a 2+8 option be any different? Honestly I am curious - not trying to be difficult! :)


    So no issues at all? Does it run quickly?

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