Even though I've upgraded countless video cards, RAM, harddrives, motherboards in PCs... this will be my first mac mini RAM upgrade.
I've watched the classic "putty knife" video. (Absurd method... but I guess it's what I'm stuck with.)
I have a 1.83 Intel-based Mac Mini from 2007-2008, with 1 gig of RAM. (Two 512 sticks)
Can I install 1 gig + 512 ? (Or do I have to throw away my existing sticks and buy two 1 gig sticks?)
This old machine is rarely used... so I want to spend the absolute minimum on this RAM upgrade.
We ONLY use it to run xCode... nothing more. But wanted to increase the RAM so we can install Snow Leopard.
I have no idea how many pins the memory has. I printed out over FORTY pages of specs about this machine from "About this Mac"... but didn't find what I needed. Does this sound right:
DDR2 SDRAM (but no mention of SO-DIMM) 667MHZ (but don't know if I can use faster also) Pin count: Unknown Computer model number: Unknown (But I "think" it's an MB138/A) PC2 RAM (unknown... not mentioned) 5300 (unknown... not mentioned) Mfg date: (unknown... not mentioned) Number of slots: (unknown... not mentioned) Laptop or desktop RAM: (unknown... not mentioned)