Early 2009 MAC MINI RAM UPGRADE?

striker27

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Dec 21, 2008
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At the moment I am running 4gb in my Mini. At the time I installed it they said it was the maximum I could run. Now looking at the forums I notice a few are running up to 8gb with the firmware update. What I would like to know is the Mini running any faster?? Does the added memory doubling to 8gb really help out?

THANKS
 

paulrbeers

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Dec 17, 2009
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At the moment I am running 4gb in my Mini. At the time I installed it they said it was the maximum I could run. Now looking at the forums I notice a few are running up to 8gb with the firmware update. What I would like to know is the Mini running any faster?? Does the added memory doubling to 8gb really help out?

THANKS
Only if you are maxing out 4gb. Check your page outs....
 

striker27

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Dec 21, 2008
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OK

I have Free 493.2MB
Wired 864.6MB
Active 1.41GB
Inactive1.27MB
Used 3.51GB

My VM is 184.06GB
Page ins 880.1MB
Page outs 1.8mb
Swap used 41.9mb

Ok so any ideas?? From what I can read I have some free but is it enough???


THANKS
 

philipma1957

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Apr 13, 2010
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Howell, New Jersey
OK

I have Free 493.2MB
Wired 864.6MB
Active 1.41GB
Inactive1.27MB
Used 3.51GB

My VM is 184.06GB
Page ins 880.1MB
Page outs 1.8mb
Swap used 41.9mb

Ok so any ideas?? From what I can read I have some free but is it enough???


THANKS
your page outs are under 1 % your swaps are under 10 %. page outs and swaps are what slow your computer down. as it runs to of room in ram and goes to a slow hdd. ram is cheap so buying some would be okay in your case. if you had 100mb page outs and 200mb swap per 880mb page in i would say you really need it.