can mac mini cs use imac cd ram?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by aurinr, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. aurinr macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2007
    I am helping my friends upgrade their imac 17" Core Duo to 2gb and then wondering whether i can use their old 512 ram block for my Mac Mini Core Solo (and buy one 512 block more for at total of 1gb)

    Also is it advisable to buy expensive brandname ram, or can i just go for using mermoryx or memorytogo noname ram?

    Currently my mini is very slow, and often programs stop responding, so i assume lack of ram is at fault with the shared graphic memory (i wonder whether my 21" 1600x1050 monitor will cause more strain on the system?)

    Windows runs much faster and stable on the same machine, so right now i find myself using xp more than osx!! And yes, i do use it for movies and photoediting plus downloading (legal) documentaries, i had to quit all widgets to have the osx work at all, wish the mac shop had told me to get 1gb at once!

    Any help with be appreciated!

    Aurin r
  2. negatv1 macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2005
    The ram from the iMac will work fine. 1GB should really be the bare minimum for OS X.

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