Large Advantage in Pairing the RAM?

Markleshark

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I plan on using this Mac Mini with only 512meg of RAM until the Warranty is up in a years time, but what I was wondering is if there is any large advantage in pairing the RAM sticks because I was just going to slap a 1gig stick in and leave a 256 one in as well, but if there is any large advanges ill buy 2 x 512 sticks.

Cheers
Mark
 

wchong

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Sep 18, 2006
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there are no apparent advantages in performance other than the fact that you could upgrade the system with more RAM easier
 

sunfast

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Markleshark said:
I plan on using this Mac Mini with only 512meg of RAM until the Warranty is up in a years time, but what I was wondering is if there is any large advantage in pairing the RAM sticks because I was just going to slap a 1gig stick in and leave a 256 one in as well, but if there is any large advanges ill buy 2 x 512 sticks.

Cheers
Mark
Dual channel memory usage is meant to benefit the graphics card.

I have run my MacBook (essentially the same as your min) with 1GB + 256MB and 2 x 1GB. Noticed no graphics differences at all.

I'd say get a 1GB stick as this makes future upgrading better value.