Upgrading the Mac-mini


I just upgraded my Mac Mini to 512MB, It makes a huge difference to the usuability of the machine. I can now use it as it's really intended to be used: browser open, itunes going, ichat on with video chat, some dashboard thingies active, as in the picture.

(Extra dimensional entity not included with iChat software.)

The upgrade itself was pretty easy. getting the case off is a little bit tricky, but there are plenty of resources on the web to show you what to do.

The video, in particular, was extremely helpful.

I got the 512MB stick of Kingston RAM for $360 in Sham Shui Po. I did look at the 1Gb stick, but they were quite hard to find and expensive, at more three or four times the cost of the 512Mb stick. I guess they haven't reached commodity status yet.

The Mac Mini is now a usuable desktop machine, at a fraction of the cost of an Apple upgrade, and I get to keep my 256Mb stick of RAM too, for when I build my next PC.

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