Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2010
    MBP 15"matt, 2.8GHz, 500GB, 4GB RAM
    RAM upgrade needed on mac mini 2011?
    Hi all,

    Our mini is running a bit slow as of late - I'm not sure whether that is just psychological or whether it actually is running slower, so I was wondering whether you could tell me if the RAM etc could do with an upgrade, and how much it might help performance?

    We use it mainly for plex, itunes, iphoto and general web browsing.

    Hare are 2 screenshots of the RAM usage during a typical day in the life of our mini...!

    How do I know if we need more RAM/that the RAM will be of any use?

    Thanks very much


  2. #2

    Member Since
    Mar 24, 2011
    You could do with more RAM. See all that stuff on the right column...vm size, swap...that is activity which is written to/from disk...which slows things down.

    Do a ram upgrade, whatever you can afford, but not from apple. I slapped 8 gb in my mini...from amazon. Much cheaper than apple. With 8 gigs, my page outs and swap are at zero...even while running a windows 7 virtual machine...

  3. #3

    Ttaylor394's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 15, 2011
    West Virginia
    13in rMBP 2014 Yosemite
    That's a cool screenshot. Where did you get that.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jan 26, 2009
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaylor394 View Post
    That's a cool screenshot. Where did you get that.
    Activity Monitor under utilities. Click on the 'System Memory' tab.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. upgrading RAM mac mini (mid 2011)
    By pannix in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-26-2013, 11:55 AM
  2. Ram work in 2010 & 2011 mac mini's?
    By schulzey in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-02-2012, 11:09 PM
  3. Mac Mini Mid 2011 RAM
    By Stuchel in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-09-2012, 05:31 PM
  4. Mac Mini (2011 i7 2.7GHz) locks w/8g ram
    By jeremy_c in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-19-2012, 08:20 PM
  5. 2011 Mac Mini upgrade help
    By frankramos0023 in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-23-2011, 11:26 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts