Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion Discussion dedicated to installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini 1011
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Join Date: Apr 2009
12-26-2009, 11:08 PM
Seems to work fine w/ just 1GB. Mine & my wife's were both just 1GB for quite a while. When I "decommissioned" my Mini9, I put the 2GB stick from it in my Mini10v (which is not exceedingly difficult, but is nevertheless not a menial task either).
I can't say that I see a big speed bump in it w/ 2GB instead of 1GB. I just use it for Mail, web surfing, Skyping, occasional word processing & some pdf tinkering. Perhaps some apps would feel the benefit from the 2GB upgrade... but mine didn't seem to make that much of a difference.
Snow Leopard 10.6.6
128GB SSD + 16GB SDHC
2TB of NFS mounts courtesy of foonas-ized LinkStations
as opensource TimeCapsules (+ p910nd printserver & Firefly media server)
see LinkStationWiki.net for details on how to make your OS X experience richer with a modded NAS device
Time Capsule/Time Machine Support on Your LinkStation
Join Date: Nov 2009
12-27-2009, 11:31 AM
I have 2GB in mine, but I only did that because I like fiddling with these kind of things. I don't think it's necessary at all.
I occasionally run VMWare Fusion and XP, and I guess in those cases, the extra RAM must help. I find that the processor is the bottleneck not RAM.
I noticed that copying a 3GB file over Ethernet today used about 50% CPU just to copy the file! RAM wouldn't have helped here.
MacBook | 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo | Unibody | 4GB RAM | 320GB 7200rpm HDD | OS X 10.6.2
Mac mini | 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo | 4GB RAM | 500GB HDD | OS X 10.6.2 | PLEX Media Center
iMac | 2.8GHz Core i7 | 4GB RAM | 500GB HDD | OS X 10.6.2 | Belongs to work
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