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Old Feb 3, 2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Question Mac mini memory upgrade??

Hi

I am looking to upgrade my mac mini 2.3 i7 from 4gb to 16gb internal ram.

any one with any experience with any of these 3, which of the following would be best?

Crucial 16 gb

corsair vengance 16gb

or

kingston hyper x 16gb

I was going to go with the corsair but have the option of 1 of the above

Any help would be great
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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im looking to buy a mac mini and upgrade the RAM myself and from the research i have done i would go with the crucial

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Old Feb 3, 2013, 02:43 PM   #3
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I put 16gb of Ram from Crucial in my i7 2.3, No problems at all.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 02:59 PM   #4
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I have used crucial in both my macs and have had no problems. I only put 8gb in my mini and it was transformed performance wise.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 03:09 PM   #5
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Performace-wise, the Kingston HyperX Plug'n'Play. If you're budget conscious, get the Crucial.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 10:53 PM   #6
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Please take a look at these two links, two things that grab my attention..

1 price

2 appears the same chips are used, the pc boards are the same.

How do you see it? What is your opinion ? Is Apple hosing us that bad?


http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD...3-10600)-2x4gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 03:00 AM   #7
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This is what I bought but it looks like they are all out of stock right now. Glad I got it before they sold out. Just received it today installed it and it works great.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148609

It was about $81 with tax and shipping.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:17 AM   #8
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Please take a look at these two links, two things that grab my attention..

1 price

2 appears the same chips are used, the pc boards are the same.

How do you see it? What is your opinion ? Is Apple hosing us that bad?


http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD...3-10600)-2x4gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
If Apple was to be judged on its ram prices alone they would be judged to be overpriced. If you pay for apple ram in a 2012 mac mini or from the apple the link you show you would be the classic fool in the saying "a fool and his money is soon parted" . In the last 10 years there have been thousands of posts about apple and its crazy high ram price.

Be happy the 2012, 2011 ,2010 mac minis have ram that is easy to change. Some macs the ram can not be changed.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:05 AM   #9
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Please take a look at these two links, two things that grab my attention..

1 price

2 appears the same chips are used, the pc boards are the same.

How do you see it? What is your opinion ? Is Apple hosing us that bad?


http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD...3-10600)-2x4gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
You do realize that ALL computer manufacturers charge an arm and a leg for the RAM upgrades right?

Dell: http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...en&s=dhs&cs=19 - $175 for 16GB

HP: http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh....do#anchor-top - $200

Lenovo - http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...0025:00003352: - $340
Etc. etc. etc.

Based on the above prices, I'd say Apples cost of $300 is on the high side compared to Dell and HP, it is actually LESS than Lenovo! This shows that ANY PC builder will be at least twice the cost of what you can buy in store and as much as 4x the cost!

So please, no more "Apple upgrades are over priced" because they are from ALL vendors... It's called "making money"....
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:15 AM   #10
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If Apple was to be judged on its ram prices alone they would be judged to be overpriced. If you pay for apple ram in a 2012 mac mini or from the apple the link you show you would be the classic fool in the saying "a fool and his money is soon parted" .

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Totally agree with what you say, I was just testing the waters on this. I lean towards the Kingston product that's the norm when we add dimms to our servers at work. The servers are high end Sun and HPs hard workers.

The Kingston chips looks like a better design over all, fewer components reduced point of failure .

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:26 AM   #11
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Talking Ram upgrade for mac mini 2010 unibody

I have a mac mini 2010 unibody and I am looking to upgrade its RAM is macsales 16gb ram are any good?

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other.../8566DDR3S16P/

But it is unofficial should I stick to apple standards of 8gb? has anyone here tested this? like running creative suite and other application.

And if I should stick with 8gb what brand is the best? is gskill ok?

Thanks
Should I make a new thread on this? because I am talking about an old unibody model that has a cd on it so old school
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 08:48 AM   #12
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I have a mac mini 2010 unibody and I am looking to upgrade its RAM is macsales 16gb ram are any good?

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other.../8566DDR3S16P/

But it is unofficial should I stick to apple standards of 8gb? has anyone here tested this? like running creative suite and other application.

And if I should stick with 8gb what brand is the best? is gskill ok?

Thanks
Should I make a new thread on this? because I am talking about an old unibody model that has a cd on it so old school
OWC (macsales.com) only sells Mac "compatible" RAM. While I haven't purchased from them, many here have with great results. Even when there has been a problem many have reported quick shipping of replacement parts. Generally there are cheaper places to buy RAM from than OWC, but you need to do your homework that the RAM you are buying elsewhere will work (generally it will, but check the reviews to be sure). The older Core2Duo based Macs were a little more finicky with RAM than the Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge based Macs, but not by much.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 09:26 AM   #13
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I'va always used Crucial for upgrading memory on all my Macs: iBook, iMac &, more recently, 2011 Mac Mini, upgraded from 4GB to 8GB.

Crucial never let me down + their lifetime guarantee suggests great confidence in their products.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 01:24 AM   #14
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Crucial, Mushkin, Corsair and Kingston are reliable and reputable names in Mac Memory. If buying on new egg, check the reviews. look for specifically for mac reviews citing specific computer models. I find that price and specific positive reviews are huge assets before finalizing my purchases.
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