upgrade memory mac mine (late 2012

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MrFusion, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. MrFusion macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2005
    I have 2 x 2GB and I want to upgrade my memory. I can afford either 1x8GB or 2x4GB.
    Do I need the same size in both modules like 2x4GB? Or I can keep one and replace the other one: 2GB + 8 GB for a total of 10 GB?

    What's the best option?
  2. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    Same size modules perform very slightly better but are by no means a necessity.
  3. Micky Do macrumors 68000

    Micky Do

    Aug 31, 2012
    An island in the Andaman Sea.
    My Mac Mini has run fine with 5 GB of RAM for the past three years; a 4 GB stick along side the original 1 GB. Others I know also have unequal RAM stick pairings, in various Macs, with no problem.

    Equal paring may be optimal, but it is not essential. Go for the 8 GB stick, and get a total of 10 GB RAM.

    This topic has been discussed many times on many forums.
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Add the 8 and at a later date add another if you wish. The performance hit with mixed dimms is negligible

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