Mac mini (Early 2009), Mac mini (Late 2009), and Mac mini (Mid 2010): Memory specifications and upgrades

Learn more about the memory used with Mac mini (Early 2009), Mac mini (Late 2009), and Mac mini (Mid 2010).

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Mac mini (Early 2009), Mac mini (Late 2009), and Mac mini (Mid 2010) computers have two internal memory slots. These slots accept a standard PC3-8500 DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMMs (Small Outline DIMM) with the following specifications:

  • PC3-8500 DDR3 
  • unbuffered
  • non-parity
  • 204-pin module
  • 1066 MHz

DIMMs with the following features will not work with these Mac mini models:

  • registers or buffers
  • PLLs
  • ECC
  • parity
Mac mini (Mid 2010) 2 GB 8 GB
Mac mini (Late 2009) 2 GB 4 GB
Mac mini (Early 2009) 1 GB 4 GB

The Mac mini can be configured to order (CTO) to its maximum SDRAM configuration. You can upgrade or replace the memory in your Mac mini (Mid 2010), but memory on other Mac mini models should be installed by an Apple Authorized Service Provider.

Video memory

The Mac mini (Mid 2010) uses the NVIDIA GeForce 320M video chipset also sharing main system memory for video memory. The Mac mini (Early 2009) and Mac mini (Late 2009) use the NVIDIA GeForce 9400 M video chipset that shares main system memory for video memory. For complete information on these video chipsets, see About integrated video on Intel-based Macs

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