Mac mini 1.83ghz ram question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by antok86, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. antok86 macrumors member

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    I have a mac mini that was the 1.83ghz version. I did a cpu swap and now has a core2duo 2.0ghz. It has 2x1gb sticks and wanted to know what's the max ram i can put in it. Wanted to put 2x2gb sticks but wanted to make sure it would work.
     
  2. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    if the 1.83 was a core duo, then the machine is capped at 2GB. if the 1.83 were a core 2 duo, then your machine supports 2x2GB (only 3.3GB usable).
     
  3. MagentaLoyal macrumors newbie

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    This is a near duplicate of a post I left elsewhere...

    Under System Profiler, what is the "Model Identifier"?

    When you have that, take a look at this table:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_mini#Specifications_2

    For example, I have a "Macmini2,1". Apple only "supports" 2 Gigs in this model, but I put in 4 Gigs, of which 3 are considered "addressable".

    If yours is a "Macmini1,1" on the other hand, you are capped at the 2 Gigs that someone up list already mentioned.
     
  4. antok86 thread starter macrumors member

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    mine says.
    Model Identifier: Macmini2,1
    meaning i can max out at 3gb?
     
  5. MagentaLoyal macrumors newbie

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    You end up buying and installing 4GB, but in the end, the computer only "sees" 3GB. Do it.
     
  6. antok86 thread starter macrumors member

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    i ended up buying a 2gb stick and removing one of the 1gb sticks. so now i have a total of 3gb
     
  7. antok86 thread starter macrumors member

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    What about CPU what's the highest speed/ spec CPU I can install
     
  8. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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