Mac mini (Late 2012 and earlier): Memory Specifications and Upgrades

Learn about the memory specifications for Mac mini (Late 2012 and earlier).

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Mac mini computers have a single memory slot. This slot accepts a standard PC2700 or PC3200 184-pin DIMM with the following specifications:

  • PC2700 or PC3200 Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM)
  • 2.5 volt
  • 8-byte
  • non-parity
  • 64-bit wide
  • 184-pin module
  • maximum of 16 memory devices on the DIMM
  • unbuffered—do not use registered or buffered SDRAM
  • maximum height of 50 mm

Using PC3200 memory does not provide additional speed benefits. Although the Mac mini supports PC3200 DIMMs, the PC3200 RAM will operate at PC2700 (333 MHz) speeds.

The Mac mini has a 256 MB base memory configuration, which can be expanded up to a maximum of 1 GB. The Mac mini can be configured to order (CTO) with 512 MB or 1 GB of SDRAM. Additional memory should be installed by an Apple Authorized Service Provider.

Video memory

The Mac mini has 32 MB DDR of soldered SDRAM dedicated for video. Video memory cannot be upgraded.

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