Max RAM for Mac Mini Mid 2011?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by steve333, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. steve333 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2008
    I'm trying to figure out the best way to increase the RAM I have now (4Gb)
    I see single chips of 8Gb and 4Gb available but I thought it was best to add in pairs? Crucial also has a 8Gb kit (2x4Gb) plus also lists the individual chips.
    I have a 2.5Ghz i5. Right now it has 2 2Gb chips in it.
    Thanks for any ideas
  2. whirldy macrumors regular


    Dec 20, 2011
  3. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2012
    The 2011 model will handle 16GB just fine. I'm running 2x8GB chips from Crucial if I recall correctly.

    It is best to add in pairs, technically, if you want the best memory throughput. You'll only notice the difference if you run memory-intensive benchmarks. If you add an 8GB chip you'll have 10GB total, and the increased amount of RAM will have a positive effect on your system.
  4. steve333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2008
    Thanks. I'm thinking 8Gb may be enough since all I really do is use safari and sometimes windows and view pdfs.
    Crucial seems to have better prices that OWC, not sure if one is considered better than the other

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