Adding memory to the current mac mini

LeeM

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The apple website shows its got a removeable bottom panel.
I looking at the cheapest mac mini, as it all seems fine for what's need it for but I'd like 4gb memory. I see in the configuration it's either 2x1gb or for £75 extra 2x2gb

Can I upgrade to 4gb for less than £75 that apple charge in config? Can I stick a 2gb alongside the 2 1gb cards or would I have to remove the 2 1's and put 2 2's in?

And, is it a simple case of unscrewing the bottom and slotting it in?
 

Rondofan9

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The apple website shows its got a removeable bottom panel.
I looking at the cheapest mac mini, as it all seems fine for what's need it for but I'd like 4gb memory. I see in the configuration it's either 2x1gb or for £75 extra 2x2gb

Can I upgrade to 4gb for less than £75 that apple charge in config? Can I stick a 2gb alongside the 2 1gb cards or would I have to remove the 2 1's and put 2 2's in?

And, is it a simple case of unscrewing the bottom and slotting it in?
It's even more simple, no screwing/unscrewing necessary. Just twist the bottom from the filled dot to the unfilled dot



Then you'll see the ram, on each side of the ram there's 2 pins, first goes the top one... take your finger and push them sideways (away from the sticks of ram), then do the same with the lower one. Pull the ram sticks out, and be careful with them if you intend to sell them. I put them in the case that my 2x4gb came in. Then take the new ram, push it at about a 45 degree angle into the bottom slot, then push down, the pins will automatically lock on to the ram, but push them inward toward the ram just in case. Then do the same with the top piece, and wallah you're done. Look it up on youtube or PM me if you need further help.
 

LeeM

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Can you use any memory? It's not like certain brands will be incompatible with the apple hardware?
Obviously I wouldn't completely cheap out

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Get 8 GB RAM (two 4 GB modules) via Newegg or other vendor for 40 USD.

Also have a look at page 41 here: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/mac_mini_mid2011_ug.pdf

Looking at that I can't believe it's so easy and apple charge so much for the upgrade!

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http://m.ebuyer.com/173127

Would that do the job? The apple manual says 10600E but the ones in the link are 10600, is that the same? £37/$24 is a bargain for 8gb. Ill only use it for movies, downloading and word processing docs, bit of Internet browsing etc. really basic stuff So I'll be going for the 2.3ghz version