Hi, Me again, and since writing this inquiry, I have gained some knowlege.
The behavior of my mid 2010 mini has been consistantly poor. I too had the "bad RAM" problem.
I have built many computers, used as control units for several diferent government installations, and many of which are still in use, and the first time I have ever heard the term "bad RAM" with a low density RAM bar from Apple. I as well reconfigured my RAM and the problem will subside until the FSB gets accustomed to the reallocation of power, then you will experience freezes again.
Mine currently has 8GB and you can run away from the problem by simply changing the brand of RAM, or rotating the slots, but it will come back.
Under warranty, I have had 3 logic boards put in, I have about 12 replacement sets of RAM, 2 hard drives swiped out the airport cards (bluetooth & wireless) and reinstalled every OS a multitude of times each.
Applecare is now "considering" replacing my computer. The mid 2010 mini line is a lemon. Against my better judgement, I got tired of waiting for Applecare (2 years of this bs) and purchased a new 2.5 dual core mac mini, and it is quite solid.
Apple knows this because they will not replace the mid 2010 models, only substitute. I can tell you this, when it comes to vital components in important places, Apple has proven undependable.
Applecare has also been instructed to do whatever they can to limp these models past there warranties.
The sooner I get a replacement, the better. I shelved mine in waiting for the box to ship it back to Apple for its replacement. It has taken enough of my time already.
If Apple was paying me for QC and diagnostics fine, but I paid for their top of the line product and service, and it has left much to be desired.
You shouldnt have to coax something to work, or situate RAM a particular way to "get it to work". They are expensive little machines, and should perform accordingly.
Good luck to you, and thank you for the response.