As mentioned in one of my blog posts last Friday, we’ve been busy testing the limits of the 2009 Mac mini models. In late August, Apple released Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2 which improves compatibility with the latest Apple memory kits on Mac mini computers.
It did a little more than that though. It improved compatibility of OWC brand memory as well. As all of our memory meets or exceeds Apple’s requirements for RAM, it’s no surprise that, yet again, OWC can support memory expansion beyond the maximum installed amount suggested by Apple.
We have fully tested all 2009 release date Mac mini computers with both Leopard and Snow Leopard and found no issues regarding which OS was used for testing a full 8.0GB of RAM installed. Under both operating systems, the memory was fully utilized and no system detriment in speed was observed.
Keep in mind, this information is for Mac mini model identifier macmini3,1. Intel Mac mini machines released prior to 2009 (macmini1,1 or macmini2,1) have hardware limitations that only allow those machines to max out RAM at 2.0GB and 3.0GB respectively.
Want to take your mini to the maximum? OWC has the Mac mini upgrades you need to make your machine screaming fast.