upgrade mac mini ram

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gecko91, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. gecko91 macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2009
    Hi, I would like to up the ram in my 2006 mac mini from 2gb to 4gb. Is this possible in anyway? Mac Mini (Early 2006): Memory Specifications and Upgrades says:
    Is there anyway around this limit?


  2. gecko91 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2009
    I wonder how having too much RAM could damage to the mac?
  3. steve2112 macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2009
    East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
    I don't think going over the limit will actually damage your Mini. At least, I've never seen a machine get damaged from too much RAM. The RAM limit is basically a function of the logic board's chipset. The chipset just won't recognize anything above 2GB in the 2006 Minis. The 2007 (Core 2 Duos) are a bit of a different story. Apple claims 2GB is the limit, though Macsales.com and other sites and proven that you can install 4GB (Dual Channel, match pairs will give best performance), and the machine will recognize 3GB. The Core Solo/Core Duo models are stuck at 2GB, though.
  4. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    The chance of damage is very slim, but I have heard of it happening. But it would probably happen to much older models than the mini.

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