Wish me luck!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mwhities, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. mwhities macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    Manager's Name Here:

    This is a far shot but, since I'm using this Mac Mini as my primary system, is there anyway I could get a few upgrades for it?

    The system base model came with a 500G drive (5400RPM) and 2G (2X1G) RAM. I've installed 4G (2X2G) RAM of my own ram. It's helped but, still amazingly slow.

    Hard drive - http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/SSDEX3G240/
    Memory - http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/1333DDR3S16P/

    Sub-Total: $383.98

    The upgraded hard drive (SSD) will help speed the system up and the first drive (500G Sata) will be a secondary storage/backup drive. With the RAM upgrade, I will be able to run VirtulBox a lot faster as well. (Windows 7/8 etc).

    Let me know what you think.




    Hopefully I can get the hardware. We are primarily a Microsoft/Cisco shop but, we have several employees that run Apple products. I was given this system to help test and trouble shot issues the other people have. (Of course, they all have 17"/15" MBPs and several MBAs. All decked out and rocking, I get the base Mac Mini. haha).

    Either way, I hope to get the hardware at least. (We are an authorized reseller for Apple, I kinda wish I could get a rMBP or even a decked out MBA but, I doubt that'd ever happen.)
  2. mwhities thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    Nothing as of yet. Most usually, if it's a no, he responds back quickly. So this might be a good sign.

  3. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    The SSD will really speed things up. Extra memory might or might not depending on what you are doing.
  4. mwhities thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    My first kernel panic. I wonder if the RAM I'm using caused it. 2011 MM requires 1333 and I added 1066.

    Here is the report:

    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 438837 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 1
    Anonymous UUID: 368C8D06-4291-4375-AE95-444606B7F0AF

    Wed Sep 12 14:34:38 2012
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80234b7b95): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7fa46d0ae3, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0x0000000000000059, CR3: 0x000000000640e03b, CR4: 0x00000000000606e0
    RAX: 0x0000000000000001, RBX: 0xffffff80340fbb10, RCX: 0x0000000000000001, RDX: 0xffffff802f8b5801
    RSP: 0xffffff802aaebaa0, RBP: 0xffffff802aaebac0, RSI: 0xffffff80340fbb10, RDI: 0xffffff802f8b58d0
    R8: 0x0000000000000000, R9: 0x0000000000000000, R10: 0x00000000000010bc, R11: 0x0000000000000206
    R12: 0xffffff802aaebc18, R13: 0x00000000e00002f0, R14: 0xffffff802fc8de00, R15: 0xffffff803852fe00
    RFL: 0x0000000000010203, RIP: 0xffffff7fa46d0ae3, CS: 0x0000000000000008, SS: 0x0000000000000010
    Fault CR2: 0x0000000000000059, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x0

    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff802aaeb740 : 0xffffff802341d5f6
    0xffffff802aaeb7b0 : 0xffffff80234b7b95
    0xffffff802aaeb980 : 0xffffff80234ce4ad
    0xffffff802aaeb9a0 : 0xffffff7fa46d0ae3
    0xffffff802aaebac0 : 0xffffff7fa46ca8b3
    0xffffff802aaebae0 : 0xffffff7fa46cbb6b
    0xffffff802aaebb20 : 0xffffff8023847b6a
    0xffffff802aaebb80 : 0xffffff7fa46cb41a
    0xffffff802aaebbc0 : 0xffffff8023846001
    0xffffff802aaebc00 : 0xffffff7fa46cb375
    0xffffff802aaebc20 : 0xffffff80238638ef
    0xffffff802aaebd70 : 0xffffff80234981a1
    0xffffff802aaebe80 : 0xffffff8023420abd
    0xffffff802aaebeb0 : 0xffffff8023410448
    0xffffff802aaebf00 : 0xffffff80234195fb
    0xffffff802aaebf70 : 0xffffff80234a5ad6
    0xffffff802aaebfb0 : 0xffffff80234ced13
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
    dependency: com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib(1.6)[E29D4200-5C5A-3A05-8A28-D3E26A985478]@0xffffff7fa46b9000

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: coreaudiod

    Mac OS version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 12.1.0: Tue Aug 14 13:29:55 PDT 2012; root:xnu-2050.9.2~1/RELEASE_X86_64
    Kernel UUID: 3005059E-270B-3B9F-940D-7A66C05DDC9D
    Kernel slide: 0x0000000023200000
    Kernel text base: 0xffffff8023400000
    System model name: Macmini5,1 (Mac-8ED6AF5B48C039E1)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 101736114766620
    last loaded kext at 96430551113251: com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCDC 4.1.22 (addr 0xffffff7fa5046000, size 16384)
    last unloaded kext at 96499263158082: com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCDC 4.1.22 (addr 0xffffff7fa5046000, size 12288)
    loaded kexts:
    org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxNetAdp 4.1.22
    org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxNetFlt 4.1.22
    org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxUSB 4.1.22
    org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxDrv 4.1.22
    com.apple.filesystems.smbfs 1.8
    com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9.5d0
    com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothA2DPAudioDriver 4.0.9f8
    com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC 1.60
    com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothSCOAudioDriver 4.0.9f8
    com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch 75.15
    com.apple.driver.AGPM 100.12.69
    com.apple.driver.ApplePlatformEnabler 2.0.5d4
    com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver 122
    com.apple.driver.AppleHDA 2.3.0f2
    com.apple.filesystems.autofs 3.0
    com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet 1.0.0d1
    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 4.0.9f8
    com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0
    com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin 1.0.0
    com.apple.driver.ApplePolicyControl 3.2.6
    com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver 2.3.0f2
    com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient 3.5.10
    com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl 1.0.33
    com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC 1.0.0
    com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport 4.0.9f8
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    com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI 5.1.5
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    com.apple.driver.AppleRTC 1.5
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons 1.6
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    com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS 1.9
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC 1.6
    com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC 1.6
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient 196.0.0
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    com.apple.security.quarantine 2
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement 196.0.0
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    com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily 4.5.5
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    com.apple.iokit.IOThunderboltFamily 2.0.3
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    com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily 1.1
    com.apple.security.sandbox 220
    com.apple.kext.AppleMatch 1.0.0d1
    com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet 7
    com.apple.driver.DiskImages 344
    com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily 1.8
    com.apple.driver.AppleKeyStore 28.18
    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform 1.6
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    Model: Macmini5,1, BootROM MM51.0077.B10, 2 processors, Intel Core i5, 2.3 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.76f0
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Built-In, 384 MB
    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364A53463235363634485A2D3147314631
    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364A53463235363634485A2D3147314631
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0xE4), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
    Bluetooth: Version 4.0.9f8 10405, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
    Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en1
    Serial ATA Device: TOSHIBA MK5065GSXF, 500.11 GB
    USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2513, 0xfd100000 / 2
    USB Device: Apple Optical USB Mouse, apple_vendor_id, 0x0304, 0xfd130000 / 5
    USB Device: Keyboard Hub, apple_vendor_id, 0x1006, 0xfd120000 / 4
    USB Device: Apple Keyboard, apple_vendor_id, 0x024f, 0xfd122000 / 6
    USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0xfd110000 / 3
    USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2513, 0xfa100000 / 2
    USB Device: External HDD, 0x1058 (Western Digital Technologies, Inc.), 0x0901, 0xfa120000 / 4
    USB Device: BRCM20702 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000 / 3
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8281, 0xfa113000 / 6
  5. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    You need to meet the requirements of the mini.
  6. Poki macrumors 65816


    Mar 21, 2012
    Nope, 1066 MHz should just work fine. Maybe you got a bad RAM stick?
  7. mwhities thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    Yeah, I understand that and I knew (figured) there might be an issue. I figured 4Gs of ram at 1066 would help the system run better than with the 2G of ram at 1333.

    I know.. if it has kernel panics, it's not helping it run at all. :) Until I get a reply or I buy my own ram to put in here, I'll suffer through the panics.


    I read several places that it will and they might very well be bad ram. It was out of my brother's Macbook when I gave him my ram out of my Macbook when I upgraded.
  8. TheRocketmac macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2011
    Curious to know, did you have something plugged into the headphone port when you first booted after installing the RAM?
  9. mwhities thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    No, sorry, I did not.
  10. mwhities thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    Just got wind that my request for RAM is not at the top of my manager's list so, that's a good sign. I just doubt the SDD drive will go through.

    I'll update again when something comes up.

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