Maximum memory in a Mini???

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by yojon, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. yojon macrumors newbie

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    Guys-

    Would like to upgrade my Coe 2 Duo Mini 2.0 GHz. Getting conflicting info on how much memory the logic board can access. Some suppliers sell 4 Gig upgrade kits (2x2G sticks) while others say that the max is 2 Gigs (2x1 sticks).

    Anybody upgrade to 4 Gig??
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    You can upgrade to 4GB but only 3GB will be usable.
     
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    I have 3 gigs in my 2 gHz Mini. As FC stated, you can put in two 2 gig chips, but you'll only get about 3.1 gb of available RAM, and the dual channel performance boost isn't really significant for most tasks.
     
  4. yojon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the good advice!

    Things are getting a little crowded running a VMWare XP virtual session. 3 GB will definitely be an improvement over 2 GB!
     
  5. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    Thanks - thats saved me a few pennies - was gonna drop into have the mini upped to 4GB, now Ill go for the 2GB instead :)
     
  6. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    i thought leopard was able to do 64 bit stuff.. i dont know that much about this particular subject but i do know that a 32 bit will only recognize up to 3gb......?
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Motherboard hardware limitation.
     
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