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Old Nov 11, 2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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Which is the best RAM for the 2.3GHz i7 Mac mini?

I Am buying a 2.3ghz i7 mac mini and I am going to upgrade it to 16gb of ram my self. I am wondering what would be the best upgrade kit for $60 to $100?
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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Go to crucial.com and follow the prompts.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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Got my Memory from Crucial and it works perfect.

Fast Free Delivery too
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 07:21 PM   #4
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Or go to Amazon.com and check this out:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0076W9Q5A
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 08:57 PM   #5
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Or go to Amazon.com and check this out:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0076W9Q5A
This is the kit that I bought. Newegg and Fry's had recent deals dropping this down to about $65-$70. Runs well with no errors when checked.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:48 PM   #6
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Another vote here for Crucial.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:38 PM   #7
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G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 - $49.99

G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GSQ - $49.99

Neweggs has the G.Skill F3-1600C10D-16GSQ 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600MHz PC3-12800 Laptop Memory for a low $49.99 Free Shipping. Tax in CA, NJ, TN. This is about $14 less than the next lowest merchant and the lowest price we have seen. - From TechBargains

Is it going to work with Mac Mini late 2012?
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:44 PM   #8
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G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GSQ - $49.99

Neweggs has the G.Skill F3-1600C10D-16GSQ 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600MHz PC3-12800 Laptop Memory for a low $49.99 Free Shipping. Tax in CA, NJ, TN. This is about $14 less than the next lowest merchant and the lowest price we have seen. - From TechBargains

Is it going to work with Mac Mini late 2012?
I have this:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231580

It's F3-1600C11D-16GSQ. It works so far.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:45 PM   #9
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G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GSQ - $49.99

Neweggs has the G.Skill F3-1600C10D-16GSQ 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600MHz PC3-12800 Laptop Memory for a low $49.99 Free Shipping. Tax in CA, NJ, TN. This is about $14 less than the next lowest merchant and the lowest price we have seen. - From TechBargains

Is it going to work with Mac Mini late 2012?
Not sure but that seems like a great price.

Whats their returns policy?
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:55 PM   #10
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Not sure but that seems like a great price.

Whats their returns policy?
The deal is today only.

Warranty
Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime

Return Policies
This item is covered by Newegg.com's Memory Standard Return Policy.
Return for refund within: 30 days
Return for replacement within: 30 days
Restocking Fee: Yes
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:56 PM   #11
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The deal is today only.

Warranty
Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime

Return Policies
This item is covered by Newegg.com's Memory Standard Return Policy.
Return for refund within: 30 days
Return for replacement within: 30 days
Restocking Fee: Yes
Maybe worth a punt to see if it works
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:57 PM   #12
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Has anybody tried Kingston HyperX PnP memory? According to their technical sheet it's superior to Crucial

http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/K...9S3P1K2_8G.pdf

Crucial memory: CL=11 1.35V
Kingston HyperX PnP: CL=9 1.5V

I wonder what's the difference in performance in real life usage.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:36 PM   #13
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is it suppose to be laptop ram you buy for the mac mini? I feel retarded I just bought a 16 GB of desktop ram for the mac mini I just ordered.

***** lol
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:39 PM   #14
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is it suppose to be laptop ram you buy for the mac mini? I feel retarded I just bought a 16 GB of desktop ram for the mac mini I just ordered.

***** lol
Yep.. SO-DIMMs
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:47 PM   #15
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is it suppose to be laptop ram you buy for the mac mini? I feel retarded I just bought a 16 GB of desktop ram for the mac mini I just ordered.

***** lol
Yes it's laptop sized RAM
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