Adding RAM to an old Mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Izaak, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Izaak macrumors newbie

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  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I would think so, assuming the Mini takes DDR2 RAM, yes?
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Does your mini have 1GB in one slot and nothing in the other slot? Or does it have 512MB in one slot, and 512MB in the other slot?

    The RAM you linked to looks right. 667MHz DDR2. It's just that depending on what you actually have in your system, buying one stick might leave you with 1.5GB.
     
  4. Izaak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think it's 2 512MB's. Does the Mac mini only have 2 slots then?
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Yup on the two slots.

    If you run Applications > Utilities > System Profiler and look for "Memory", it should show you what's currently each bank (slot), including the speed.

    If you haven't already seen the crazy stuff you have to do to get to the banks to replace the RAM, check out ifixit.com I think that they have a good video guide. If not, YouTube used to have a few.
     
  6. Izaak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I'll settle for 1.5Gb's then, I just bought Snow Leopard so hopefully that'll give it a speed boost aswell. Thanks for the help! :)
     

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