problem with mac mini memory upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by natm, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. natm macrumors newbie

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    hello.

    i have a new mac mini. this one:
    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/mac_mini?aid=AIC-NAUS-K2-BUYNOW-MACMINI-INDEX&cp=BUYNOW-MACMINI-INDEX
    (its the latest cheaper version)

    it came with 2 gb of ram, 2 slots of 1 gb.
    i bought 1 slot of 2 gb and put it instead of one of the original 1 gb slots.
    it should have 3 gb in total now.
    my new is Kingston 2gb memory pc3-8500.

    it writes me i have only 2 gb.

    why is that? isn't it possible to have 2gb + 1gb = 3gb? should memory slots be same size?

    thank you.
     
  2. dcoulson macrumors member

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    Aug 21, 2010
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    Go to :apple: -> About this Mac -> More Info. It should tell you what the Mac thinks it has installed in each slot.

    What does it think it has with just the 2Gb stick installed? There is no requirement for them to be the same size.
     
  3. natm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dec 30, 2010
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    thank you. problem solved.

    it told me one slot with 2g and other with none. i reopened it and saw i didn't push 1gb slot hard enough.

    thank you.
     

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