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August 30, 2012
My new iMac 27" and 2008-early 13" MacBook weren't slow, but I knew they could be faster w/ triple the memory. My wife uses the MB a lot to work remotely, and I was shocked how much faster she could get more of her work done with the add'l RAM
A-Okay--no problems whatsoever!
August 22, 2012
Needed more RAM.
Went brilliantly on the MBP. However went though some (putting it mildly) getting Windows 7 on Boot Camp to work. Booted into black screen and neither Apple, Microsoft, nor any Windows tech forum was any help. After half a day found it was the AMD Catalyst and ATI drivers that needed to be uninstalled and reinstalled. All working well now!
See above regarding Boot Camp. (Almost all the Windows forum posts are about incompatible or broken RAM. Not one single thread about RAM that works and is compatible with good solutions. Lots of going into BIOS and work things out there, a bit of a problem as macs have EFI...
August 17, 2012
August 1, 2012
I have a macMini as mediaserver at home.
To make it run fast with the new mountain lion i used the dual hard drive kit to install an sad hard drive as start volume. The original disk is additional for some space.
The 16 GB of RAM is to make it faster as well.
With the iFixit Guides it is absolutely now problem to safely install all the parts. GREAT
For all the Do It Yourself people.
This is absolutely GREAT stuff.
Thanks iFixit for the fast delivery even to germany.
July 11, 2012
MacMini really slow now that I have all my software added. MS Word almost unusable.
Apple makes adding RAM to the Mini super easy. iFixit it makes it inexpensive!
The 8 Gig RAM really added some zip to this machine. I highly recommend this upgrade to anyone with 4 Gig.
March 30, 2012
Planned to run graphics intensive programs on mac mini (mid-2011) and wanted to maximize capacity for RAM. Though apple did not offer single 8GB chips on their website, they were available through ifixit. So, I opted to add an 8GB chip to one of the stock 2GB RAM chips that arrived with the mac mini.
Very simple; very easy. Even before tuning on the computer for the first time, I removed the bottom case cover and swapped one of the 2GB chips with the 8GB chip purchased from ifixit. It worked flawlessly and I now have 10GB RAM (which is an additional 2GB in excess of the maximum RAM offered by Apple in a stock mac mini). In addition, I still the option of purchasing a 2nd 8GB chip (which would double the maximum RAM capacity offered by Apple in a stock mac mini).
So, I now have 10 GB RAM at a fraction of the price Apple would have charged for 8 GB RAM... and I still have capacity to expand further.
When purchasing a new mac, definitely check out apples' prices of simple add-ons (like RAM) and compare that to ifixit prices. As in this case, you're likely to get more at a dramatically cheaper price through ifixit.