Mac Mini 2.3 i5 RAM upgrade in UK

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by markcd, May 21, 2012.

  1. markcd macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Searched in the forum, but couldn't see what I need...

    I just bought a new base Mini with 2Gb RAM, and I'd like to speed it up a bit. I have iTunes open all the time, and the music stutters quite a bit while I'm in other apps - and I figure it is paging?

    So I looked on Corsair, and it seems I can go to 8Gb for like £35, which seems a bit of a no-brainer....

    http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=DDA13A8EA5CA7304

    Is it worth me spending more cash to go to 16Gb, or will I see a noticeable improvement with the above?

    thank you
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  3. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded from 8GB to 16GB (don't ask why!) and can detect no difference whatsoever, despite the 16GB ram being faster as well.
     
  4. BrianMayFan123 macrumors newbie

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    The difference from 2GB of RAM to 8GB will be monumentally huge. 8GB to 16GB? Almost no difference. Unless you intend to do some serious photo/video editing or perhaps music creation, you wont need more than 8GB. If you needed more than 8GB RAM then you've bought the wrong computer in all honesty.
     
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    the biggest reason is vm fusion 3 or 4 virtual machines will eat lots of ram
     
  6. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    Just out of interest, what is your video card memory with 16gb RAM? Mine jumped from like 284mb to 512mb when I jumped from 2-8gb.

    OP I brought this RAM it worked a treat:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-324-CS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=1264

    At the time I didn't know you could upgrade to faster 16gb memory though.
     
  7. here2011 macrumors newbie

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    I was in the same boat as you, so I got this...

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001MX5YWI/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00

    Runs a treat.

    I didn't know you could put 16Gb in, I thought the Mini only took up to 8Gb.
     
  8. markcd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the replies - have ordered the 8Gb - will give it a go.
     
  9. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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  10. markcd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just wanted to update the thread with positive news! The 8Gb showed up and I installed it, and it has made a real difference.

    thanks again
     
  11. BrianMayFan123 macrumors newbie

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    Glad to hear it works.
    For what it costs to go to 8GB, its a no brainer really
     

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