Help with Mac mini ram upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Turbobrad, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Turbobrad macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011
    Hi. I just bought a new mini form apple. Comes with 2 ram but can upgrade to 4 or 8. Looked on amazon and there are SO many choices at varying prices. Any recommendations? Also it looks pretty simple to install myself?!?! Thanks a lot! Brad
  2. ajohansson, Dec 19, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2011

    ajohansson macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2011
  3. David085, Dec 19, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2011

    David085 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 9, 2009
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
  5. MadDragon1846 macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2011
    This is the RAM I'm using >LINK<. Works great and is only £29.

    Heres a >LINK< to the same RAM, if your in the US $36.95
  6. frank4 macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2011
    I put in a 8GB Mushkin ram kit a week ago, recognized on first boot, no problems at all so far. This kit's specifications said it was Apple compatible, several other iMac & Mini owners reported it was good, and it cost about $40 similar to other brands. I know other chips are Apple compatible but this reduced the possibility of hassles requiring me to return the chips.

    The outer stick required a little more care to get inserted properly.

    I notice the ram temperature is a little higher at 40C than the original 2GB at 30C or so, interesting difference but not a problem.

    I'm not doing anything heavy with this base Mini so there is usually not a noticeable difference in the speed of 8GB over 2GB, but the occasional paging delays are gone and now I don't need to worry about programs using too much memory. One thing I notice is scrolling up/down long web pages in Safari is smoother with 8GB, probably because more Ram reserved for video memory, 512MB vs 288MB.
  7. robertk328 macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2010
    Try it on the one I bought in 07-08.... need a plastic putty knife and nerves of steel.

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