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Two or one ram card?


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#1 computerxpds

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 07:49 PM

I have a mac mini and I was wondering what if any advantages there were to two 2GB ram cards to one 4GB ram card? Because I am looking to buy either or. I might just bite the bullet and get an 8GB upgrade kit just to max it out but I don't know. :)

Also what brand do you all recomend? I am thinking about just buying them from other world computing but if you have any other suggestions. :)

Edited by computerxpds, 31 July 2011 - 07:51 PM.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:02 PM

2 RAM sticks would run in dual-channel mode (which isn't super fantastic), but other than that, I'd go with a single 4GB if only so you could potentially add another 4GB stick later. If the Mac Mini only has 2 RAM slots (which I'm guessing it does due to the size), then you'd be limiting yourself with 2x2GB (i.e. they wouldn't contribute to an upgrade to 8GB as both slots would already be filled).

I've always recommended buying from Crucial.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:19 PM

Which Mac Mini do you have and what version OS are you using? You need at least a dual core mini and at least Snow Leopard or your mini will be limited to a little over 3G of RAM anyway. If your hardware and OS supports 8G and you can afford it, I'd go for the full 8G.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:12 PM

I Have a late 2009 mac mini running os x lion. And got it KN, that is most likely the route I will go. Thank you guys. :)

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:28 PM

Ha yeah I'm really going to go with crucial since they have a 5% discount offer (special people only) and free shipping!

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 06:39 PM

(special people only)

You must be special then. :P
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:45 PM

Why yes yes I am. Lol. Got to love web discounts.

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