C2D Mac Mini w/4.0gb Ram?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by bitty417, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. bitty417 macrumors member

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    Just upgraded to 2x2gb RAM for my c2d mini. From everything I read, I understood that the system would only address 3.3gb, but opted for the 2x2 configuration so they would run in dual channel mode.

    Everything I am seeing from within System Profiler and Activity Monitor is saying 4.0gb. Do I have a full 4.0gb or the 3.3 as I originally thought?
     

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  2. gorby macrumors 6502

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    cool

    i don't know

    but I'm going to upgrade mine to 4GB soon (and mine can only address 3)
     
  3. hempcamp macrumors member

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    Note that you have 1.7GB free. Try to get that below .7 free and you will soon see that it won't address above 3.3GB! :)

    --Chris
     
  4. gkarris macrumors 604

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  5. digitalnicotine macrumors 65816

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    I did the same thing with my MBP which is slated to only recognize 3.something out of the 4 gigs installed in matched pairs. It also shows up as 4 gigs installed, but alas, this merely allows me to reap the benefits of having matched pairs vs. installing a 1gig chip and a 2gig chip. I suspect this is the same case you are experiencing.

    It's still a boost over the 2 gig factory install, and ram is cheap right now. :)
     
  6. bitty417 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks all! Just wanted to know exactly what was going on.
     

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