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Join Date: Mar 2009
Re: 512mb RAM vs 1GB RAM Difference? - 05-11-2009, 02:45 PM
I got my mini 9 with 512 MB RAM, and it was horribly slow and would hang when I used all the memory up and went to swap (not hard to do: one or two Firefox windows in Ubuntu netbook remix would do it). I upgraded to 2 GB for only about $20 at Newegg, and the difference in performance is huge. 512 MB is not enough to do anything these days on a modern OS, and you really should upgrade to 1 or 2 GB (the maximum). Since 2 GB is only $10 over the price of 1GB, you should just go right to 2 GB.
Buy RAM with a low CAS latency, and you don't need to worry about frequency. The mini underclocks all RAM to 533 Mhz anyway, so anything above that will only increase price. Also, the mini only has 1 memory slot, so don't buy RAM in a dual channel pack, only 1 DIMM. Here are some good choices on newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820146848 (mushkin ram that I have, works great)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... x%202%20gb
These are the same price, at 26 dollars. The last one is probably better, since it has a CAS of 3 , and frequency of 533. The first has a slightly higher, but still low, cas of 4 and frequency of 667. Since the frequency won't make a difference on the mini, get the kingston hyperx ram (second link).
Hope that this helps you.
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Re: 512mb RAM vs 1GB RAM Difference? - 05-11-2009, 06:24 PM
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