Mac Mini 2009 RAM trouble

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by t12elt, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. t12elt macrumors newbie

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    hi,
    Ive got an Mac OS X Version 10.6.8
    Prosessor 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 1 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    It was bought in january 2010, so dont know if its early/ late 2009.

    Problem:
    Bought 2 x 4 GB and repaced the 1 GB.
    When turned on it stops almost emediately. Starts blinking in the front and makes a BIIP sound with some seconds apart.
    People in the store wanted me to try an single 8 GB instead. Same thing, just starts making noise and blinking.

    Ive read that some Minis dont take more than 4 GB ..?..

    Hope someone is a master at this and can help me :)
     
  2. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    Jul 7, 2008
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    That model can apparently use 8 GB of RAM after applying EFI Firmware Update 1.2. Has your mini been updated? I would think that 10.6.8 already has the update, but I'm not sure. If you download the update and try to install, it will tell you whether or not you need it.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/dl888
     
  3. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    Aug 21, 2004
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    Sounds like you bought the wrong ram or the ram is bad. Three beeps means bad ram. Apple ram on that model is very picky. I found this out the hard way, too. I have two 2gbs sticks I can sell you and a matching original 1gb stick. Will sell them cheap, let me know, it's all original Apple ram.
     

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