do you think MM will ever be upgradable to 32GB?

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  1. patent10021 macrumors 68020

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    do you think MM will ever be upgradable to 32GB?

    I need 32GB seriously. Don't want to buy a new MP just for 32GB.
     
  2. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

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    Are there even 16GB SODIMM modules available? A quick search says no, and considering Mac Mini has only 2 slots...
     
  3. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030

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    Uh...the word "ever" and the fact that computer hardware is always advancing would lead me to suggest that the answer is a very obvious "yes, inevitably, it will be". Though if you were talking about the current shipping model as of my posting this comment (Late 2012 model), then I'm going to have to say "No" as the mobile chipsets contemporary with Ivy Bridge in use in the mini are capped at 16GB.
     
  4. blanka macrumors 68000

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    I think the Sandy Bridge ones support 32GB, so time will tell whether there will be 16GB DDR3 sodimms.
     
  5. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Really? You mean computers are going to advance even more? Wow, amazing.

    Obviously I'm wanting to know if there is some technical info that could allow this sooner than later like Blanka replied with above. Thanks Blanka.
     
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    Unlikely, because more RAM requires more space. I doubt that Apple increases the size of the Mac mini.
     
  7. iydkmigthtky macrumors newbie

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    there are 16 GB modules (ECC), but sadly no respective SO-DIMM modules. i assume it's quite likely that the coming DDR4 standard will change this. thus, 32 GB and more may be possible with the mac mini of 2014 or, more realistically, 2015.
     
  8. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

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    I think 640K is more than enough for some people :mad:
     
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    If they remove the HDD and go all SSD like they are doing in all the other machines I don't know why they couldn't add 2 more memory slots. That said I doubt apple would do that. They would rather push you towards a mac pro if you need that much ram.
     
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    I was about to say the same thing. Screw the storage. Anyone can get that for nothing. Just OS SSD and let us install tons of RAM.

    Right now only FCP can take advantage of OpenCL so the only reason I would need a new Mac Pro is for the RAM. Logic Pro will almost certainly never use it unless there is a rewrite. Apple obviously knows this.
     
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I'm more worried that Apple will drop the mini in 2014.
     
  12. divergirl macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't mind 32 GB of RAM but I myself was really hoping the Mini would get a 512 GB SSD. 256 is just too small for me but I dislike HDD's!
     
  13. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    I think you mean 128K. :)

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    I think that can be done as a DIY upgrade.
     
  14. divergirl macrumors regular

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    Not if you're like me and tremble at the word DIY. I'm REALLY hopeless when it comes to those kinds of things, even if they're considered 'simple.'
     
  15. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Fair enough - but as long as it's a DIY the Y doesn't have to really be you - it can be a friend who's good at this stuff or a local computer shop.
     
  16. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030

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    First off, that wasn't your wording. If you don't want smart-assed answers, word your questions more carefully.

    Secondly, that person is wrong; mobile Sandy Bridge chipsets (as well as mobile Ivy Bridge chipsets) cap at 16GB.
     

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