Mac Mini 4GB upgrade - No signal from monitor

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by strongfarmer, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. strongfarmer macrumors newbie

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    Just tried to upgrade my 1.82 GHz Intel Core Duo Mac mini RAM to 4 GB.
    I bought 2x Corsair 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SODIMM Kits and put it into the machine.

    When I turned on the machine, my monitor said "No signal" but there was a light on the computer and sound from the hard disk.

    I have been reading on forums that my Mac do support 4 GB and also this type of Corsair memory, and the salesman also confirmed that.

    So my question is: What could be wrong? :confused:
    Is one of the memory broken, or any other ideas?

    (I didnt demage anything during the upgrade, because everything was back to normal when I put in the old RAM again)
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. strongfarmer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Processor Name

    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You're stuck at 2 GB of RAM on that.
     
  5. strongfarmer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh IC... thank you, no more headache!
     
  6. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    Mac mini's that shipped with a Core Duo (or Core Solo) will not boot with more than 2GB of RAM installed.

    Only machines that shipped with a Core 2 Duo can see (and boot) the 4GB of RAM.

    And yes a CD machine upgraded with a C2D still has the 2GB limit.
     

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