Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2011 11:48 PM (in response to corfromrotterdam)
Bumping this, as I am faced with the same challenge.
A salesperson from OWC suggested that the 8GB memory upgrade kit needs an udpate. I started with downloading Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2 which refused to install.
Upon further lookup I noticed that the update is meant for
Mac mini (Early 2009)
whilst mine is a Late 2009 one. Here is the info from System Profiler:
Model Identifier: Macmini3,1
Boot ROM Version: MM31.00AD.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.35f1
Any ideas on how to proceed?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 4:12 PM (in response to ekokkoris)
I'm bumping your bump as well. I have a late 2009 MM as well and in order to fully utilize the 8GB as stated on a few memory sales sites (OWC,Crucial, etc) I need the MM31.0081.B06 (obtained with the EFI 2.1 Firmware upgrade). Some users in this forum as well as mac rumors, and OWC have said that if you have a Late 2009 model Mac Mini that it may have come preinstalled with the latest firmware and even though it shows MM31.00AD.B00 , it is set to use 8GB's fully without issue of slowdown/crashing after what Apple recommends (4GB). The firmware update list does not list the Late 2009 model Mac Mini as needing an update but I still haven't heard a clear answer if we are limited to 4GB/6GB or not.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to mooblie)
YES! This is the confirmation that I was looking for. I saw this earlier on my phone and apprisheate this so much! Picked up the ram locally and will install tonight. Again many thanks!
PS: That image needs to be posted on quite a few forums hahaa