Mac Mini mid 2011 ram

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by 61chrysler, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. 61chrysler macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2014
    I am confused. I have a 2.3Ghz i5 Mac Mini with only 2 gigs of ram. I have seen threads that say these computers have the capability to run 16 Gigs of ram, but the official line says maximum of 8 Gigs.

    What is the scoop?

    Just a note: I just upgraded to Yosemite and gained a lot of speed over 10.8.6
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    No need to be confused...
    It's quite common, even among older Macs, to find out that larger capacity memory sticks are supported by some models.

    Your mid-2011, according to Apple, takes a maximum of 8GB RAM. You can be content with that, and that will be good for many uses.
    However, other sites, such as, and other sites that sell memory for use in Macs, actually test other configurations. Your mid-2011 mini CAN be upgraded to 16GB if you like. The Mactracker app is a good source to find out that some Mac models can safely be upgraded to higher amounts of RAM than what Apple states.
  3. 61chrysler thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2014
    Thanks for the prompt reply and useful information. I am an old guy trying to understand what I read these days.

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