Mid 2010 Mini RAM question. Please help.

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Fanner50, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Fanner50 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone. I'm a long time lurker who has learned many good thing on this forum, and I finally registered. For my first post I have a question.

    I ordered my mid 2010 Mac Mini from Apple. At the time, 4GB of RAM was all that that Apple offered from the factory in the Mac Mini. Now, I see people talking about 8 and 16 GB of RAM in their 2010 Mac Mini's. My 2010 Mac Mini Really needs more RAM.
    Can I put 8/16 GB of RAM in it? If so, what kind, and where do I order it from?
    Will this work? Thanks for the help everyone.
     
  2. COrocket macrumors 6502

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    Apple officially supports 8GB for your model, but you can install 16GB if you meet this criteria http://blog.macsales.com/16302-some-2010-mac-owners-can-get-more-ram-than-they-thought

    If you click through on the article OWC will sell you RAM chips that will work with your mini. Also check out Crucial http://www.crucial.com/mac/ If you don't mind spending the extra money and intend on keeping your 2010 model for a while, 16GB will ensure that you have sufficient RAM for a while into the future.
     
  3. scbond macrumors 6502

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  4. Fanner50 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The spinning color wheel of death shows up on almost everything that I do on the Mini. 35,000 pictures in iPhoto slows the little beauty Way down. :)
     
  5. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Look
    here then price @ retail finally decide where to buy ... but use Macsales for video install vids... if you haven't messed around with Macs e.g. ram install etc .. ;)
     
  6. Fanner50 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank You COrocket. I went to the OWC website and found exactly what I need. Thank you very much for your time and advise. :apple:

    Thanks iPhil too.
     
  7. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

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    don't forget a small sad (64GB = cheap) as a second drive to boot from and run apps from will do wonders for your performance…


    the mini will feel like a new box!
     

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