talk to me about RAM for just a sec.....

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  1. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    i have a new MBP and a new Mini. as far as i can tell, they both use the same RAM: DDR3-1066 PC3-8500 SODIMMs.

    the MBP came with two 1GB chips.
    the Mini came with one 1GB chip (using it with boxee; running too slow.)

    i'm thinking of getting two 2GB chips ($70 at crucial), putting one in each, so it's 3GB each.

    this way, i get 3GB each for $70 and i only waste one 1GB stick.
    if i get 4GB each, that's $140 and i waste three 1GB sticks.

    sound like a good plan?
     
  2. manchild

    manchild OT Supporter

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    I'd go with your normal plan
     
  3. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Generally you want to match the memory in pairs. This was the case with DDR2 at least, although with DDR3, it would work best in triplets. The only issue is that in both machines, there are only two slots. I would probably bump them both up to 4 gigs, although I don't think Boxee is too crazy, so if 2 gb is fine for your Mac Mini, get 2x2gb sticks, put it in the MacBook Pro, take one of the 1gb sticks out of the MacBook Pro and put it in the Mini.
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    This sounds like a better plan to me :dunno:
     
  5. ady

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    Triple channel is only for high end Intel Nehalem products. The only place you find them in a Mac is the Mac Pro. Future Nehalem notebooks and normal desktops will use dual channel as do all other Intel and AMD platforms that use DDR3 memory.
     

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