Mac Mini Crashes after 8Gb RAM upgrade?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by DDSMarsden, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. DDSMarsden macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2011
    Ive had my mac mini early 2009 from new and have already upgraded the HDD and upgraded the RAM from standard 2gb to 5gb (one 4gb and one 1gb) Which worked like a dream, although i do know your suppose to put in matching pairs this didn't cause a problem, however, when i did the next upgrade and put in another 4gb of RAM (an exact match as the other already installed) my mac now freezes after its been asleep for a while? really have no ideas why?
    i have checked my mac for compatibility and many others swear the 8gb works fine in theirs???? i Have also tried downloading the EFI update 1.2 but this was already installed as I'm running lion? I'm now at a loss and if anybody can help you will be an ultimate LEGEND!
  2. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    I imagine you got some bad ram. Try each stick with the 1 GB stick and see if the problem persists.
  3. rokey macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2011
    Agreed, try this, could be a painless fix.
  4. TheMTtakeover macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2011
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    What brand of of ram?
  5. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Either bad ram, or bad match.

    I've upgraded ram about 50 times and it has never failed (a miracle? )

    Actually, I always think it will :D
  6. DDSMarsden thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2011
    Cheers for all the advice, it turns out it was bad RAM but have got a replacement! :)

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