Early 2009 MAC MINI RAM UPGRADE?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by striker27, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. striker27 macrumors member

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    #1
    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
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    #2
    Only if you are maxing out 4gb. Check your page outs....
     
  3. striker27 thread starter macrumors member

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    Dec 21, 2008
    #3
    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
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    Howell, New Jersey
    #4
    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.
     

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