Plex 0.9 and 2 GB RAM

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Cancelliere, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Cancelliere macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2007
    Parma - Italy
    Do you think that using a baseline 2010 mini with 2 GB of RAM as a Plex based media player would be a PITA? Do I have to upgrade to 4 GB even if Plex would be the only application running?
  2. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    I doubt Plex 9 is anymore a hog than Plex 8...and Im runnining 2GB on my 2010 Mini no problem.

    More is better, but meh.
  3. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

    Jul 14, 2004
    It remains to be seen how much of a RAM footprint 0.9 will take, but given all the work they've been putting into it, as well as their claims that 0.9 is going to have a narrower set of features (less of a 'kitchen sink' front-end) my hope would be that it would take up less RAM than 0.8. That said, I run 0.8 fine on a 2GB Macbook.

    EDIT: Looks like they released it a day early... I'm currently downloading it and will report in shortly.
  4. loccomoco macrumors newbie


    Jun 28, 2010
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Plex runs fine on my first gen macbook with 1gb of ram 10.5.8. Although I haven't actually run any HD content yet, I have my doubts that HD content will run smoothly.. if it even runs at all!
  5. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

    Jul 14, 2004
    Just tested Plex 0.9 with some 720p mkvs.... total RAM footprint for the front-end + server was under 200MB.

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