Mac Mini Server 2011 Max Memory - UK

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  1. rirawin macrumors regular

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    Can anyone link me to a Uk place where I can buy memory for my mac mini 2011 i7 server edition?.

    What is the max memory I can install?, apparently its 8GB but I hear I can do 16Gb?
     
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  3. colshine macrumors regular

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    Have a look on the crucial site - you can use the memory checker to find compatible memory.
     
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  5. rirawin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks but can someone explain to me if I install the 16gb will that work on the mac mini?. i thought 8GB was the max you can install anyway?, I wish to install 16GB but would I get the benefits or will the Mac Mini cap at 8GB regardless?.
     
  6. eutexian macrumors regular

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    Depends on what use you're putting it to. it may be that 8gig is more than enough - it certainly is for me.

    fwiw i bought an 8gig kit from Amazon UK.

    16gb wil certainly future proof it to an extent. Amazon has 16gb kits for the Mini

    http://tinyurl.com/8w8trv6

    £75


    As I say I have the 8Gb kit - which was £32 http://tinyurl.com/8t5er8z
     
  7. rirawin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well its for Photoshop and Zbrush?

    Will the 16GB be utilised or am I just wasting money as it wouldn't use it?
     
  8. eutexian macrumors regular

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    just looked at the requirements for Zbrush and they say 6gig is highly recommended. you won't have that much free with 8gig ram. with 16 it will fly. totally unrestrained.
     
  9. rirawin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, but I'm still confused. Will the Mac use all of the 16GB for say stuff like PS and Zbrush, or will the mac just cap the memory of 8GB regardless?:)
     
  10. eutexian macrumors regular

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    I get you. Having read posts from other users who have fitted 16Gb since they became available.. earlier this year. The Mini WILL use the full 16Gb if necessary. its not capped. You can buy Crucial with complete confidence. But be wary with other makes of memory.
     

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