memory question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by kclark, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. kclark macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2011
    I can get more memory for less thru but is it better to get the kit with 2 sticks or 1 stick
  2. Minicube macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2011
    I've read it's always better to have a stick in both slots, even if the size doesn't match. I have a 1 gig in one, and a 4 gig in the other.
  3. QuantumLo0p, Jun 7, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2011

    QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2006
    There is a slight difference but it certainly is not as night and day.

    For many people adding a 4GB to their system for a 1+4 arrangement is an inexpensive upgrade. I did 8GB because we have up to four users, sometimes all logged in, and two of those are gamers. I bought my RAM early on but now prices are really nice.

    I haven't bought through Crucial before. I have used Newegg and OWC. I have heard of some people speccing out the wrong ram at Newegg; not Neweggs fault. I have bought from OWC a few times and their RAM always works. As with all ram, all the time, keep an eye on pricing because it continually changes and usually goes down.
  4. Newfiebill macrumors regular


    Jan 6, 2011
    Apple has always recommended 2 stick of "MATCHED RAM".

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