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mini - RAM question


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I am looking to buy a mac mini in a week or so, but I have a quick question.
In the future, If I want to upgrade my RAM to two GB, what type do I have to get? I am pretty sure it is DDR2 5300 sodimms, but will any brand due or are macs picky with the brands they can take? I was looking at getting two 1GB sticks from crucial.

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I am going for the cheaper model, one of the reasons because I am not going to be burning DVDs on it. But If I had to, I have an external usb enclosure for a dvd-rom drive. Would that work with the mini?

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You can use pretty much any brand, as long as you have the right specs (you're right, it's PC2 5300 SODIMM). Many members here swear by the Crucial brand, and for good reason.

Most peripherals will work with Macs, many times without having to install drivers. So chances are pretty good that an external burner will work once you plug it in.


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If you are worried about it, go to places like www.macconnection.com, and purchase RAM that is explicitly advertized as being compatible with the mini. I did something very similar to get the extra RAM for my PowerMac. Worked like a champ and I didn't have to worry about incompatibility at all.

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I used this in my Mom's mini and it works great!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231116

This is $5 cheaper however and I have no doubt it will work just as well if not better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148086

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Thanks for all the help. I can't wait to get my mac mini, I am going on november 2nd. I'll be upgrading the ram a few weeks later.

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cheers for the info as well guys i have just order 2 x1gb sticks from Cruical... looking forward to installing them in my mac mini

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