Upgrading ram on a mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Abdulhaq, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. Abdulhaq macrumors member

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    Greetings,

    I have a 2006 Mac-Mini (Intel) which has been upgrading to Core to Due 2.00 ghz processor and 500 gb hard disk. It has 2 gb ram. Kindly let me know the maximum amount of ram I can add to this machine. Also let me know the type of ram which is suitable for this computer.

    Regards,

    Abdul Shaikh
     
  2. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    All the 2006 model Mac minis support a maximum of 2 GB of RAM.
     
  3. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    You have to be more specific about the mini's model... there doesn't appear to have been a 2006 2.0Ghz Mac Mini.

    Once you confirm the model, go to http://eshop.macsales.com/MyOWC/Models.cfm

    Here you can find upgrade options if there are any. BTW, I don't have any ties with OWC. Their products and services are great though.

    If no RAM upgrade is possible, perhaps a SSD drive upgrade might help.

    Cheers,
     
  4. chibiterasu macrumors 6502

    chibiterasu

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    The processor has been upgraded which is why.

    The 2006 mini will be running the 1,1 mac mini firmware which supports 2gb of ram the 2,1 2007 firmware can be put on to the system although things can can go wrong. The 2,1 mac mini firmware will then support 4gb with 3gb usable so a not huge upgrade and requires 1gb being wasted, but it is something to look into.
     
  5. rigormortis macrumors 68000

    rigormortis

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    once you put 3gb in ?? can you run 10.7 or 10.8 ?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    The most current OS X version supported by the 2006 Mac mini models is 10.6.8.
     

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