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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Would this RAM fit in the new Mac Mini?

Hey all,

I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to various types of RAM. Would two of these below fit in the new Mac Mini (the i7 edition)?

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DDR3 8GB DDR1600 (PC3-12800) - KINGSTON Value [KVR16N11/8]
Description: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM 
Detailed Specifications: Standard 1G X 64 Non-ECC 1600MHz 240-pin Unbuffered DIMM (DDR3, 1.5V, CL11, FBGA, Gold)
Thanks!
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:35 AM   #2
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Hey all,

I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to various types of RAM. Would two of these below fit in the new Mac Mini (the i7 edition)?

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DDR3 8GB DDR1600 (PC3-12800) - KINGSTON Value [KVR16N11/8]
Description: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM 
Detailed Specifications: Standard 1G X 64 Non-ECC 1600MHz 240-pin Unbuffered DIMM (DDR3, 1.5V, CL11, FBGA, Gold)
Thanks!
No. You need 204-pin SO-DIMM (SO is small outline, designed for laptops originally).
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:51 AM   #3
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No. You need 204-pin SO-DIMM (SO is small outline, designed for laptops originally).
Ok, thank you!

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So, this one would fit, then?

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MAC DDR3 8GB DDR1333 (PC3-10600) SO-DIMM Notebook - CORSAIR [CMSA8GX3M1A1333C9]
Size 8GB .Performance Profile none .
Fan Included No .
Heat Spreader — .
Memory Configuration SODIMM .
Memory Type DDR3 .Package - Memory Pin 204 .
Package - Memory Format SODIMM .
Tested Voltage 1.5 .
SPD Voltage 1.5 .
Speed Rating PC3-10600 (1333MHz) .
SPD Speed 1333Mhz .
Tested Speed 1333Mhz .
Tested Latency 9-9-9-24 .
SPD Latency 9-9-9-24
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CORSAIR DDR3 1600MHZ 8GB 1X204 SODIMM UNBUFFERED
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Only the second one. Here is Apple's reference page: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5475

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Mac mini (Late 2012) and Mac mini server (Late 2012) computers have two internal memory slots. These slots accept standard PC3-12800 DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMMs (Small Outline DIMM) with the following specifications:

PC3-12800 DDR3
Unbuffered
Non-parity
204-pin module
1600 MHz
You can use RAM module sizes of 2 GB, 4 GB or 8 GB in each slot. For best performance, don't mix sizes of memory modules. Install two identical memory modules.

DIMMs with the following features will not work:

Registers or buffers
PLLs
ECC
Parity
EDO RAM
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Only the second one. Here is Apple's reference page: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5475
Thank you very much for this precious info. 2x 8GB would then cost me about $70. Way cheaper than Apple RAM.
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Thank you very much for this precious info. 2x 8GB would then cost me about $70. Way cheaper than Apple RAM.
This G. Skill set is $49.99 today down from $69.99 free shipping at Newegg for a shell shocker deal. If you haven't yet joined ebates give me a PM and I can send you a link that you can get $5 cash back on your first purchase.
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Hey all,

I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to various types of RAM. Would two of these below fit in the new Mac Mini (the i7 edition)?

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DDR3 8GB DDR1600 (PC3-12800) - KINGSTON Value [KVR16N11/8]
Description: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM 
Detailed Specifications: Standard 1G X 64 Non-ECC 1600MHz 240-pin Unbuffered DIMM (DDR3, 1.5V, CL11, FBGA, Gold)
Thanks!
Yes, now get two of those suckers and you'll max it out.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:23 PM   #8
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This G. Skill set is $49.99 today down from $69.99 free shipping at Newegg for a shell shocker deal. If you haven't yet joined ebates give me a PM and I can send you a link that you can get $5 cash back on your first purchase.
Thanks but I will not order in the US as I am in Europe.

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Yes, now get two of those suckers and you'll max it out.
As stated in an answer above, no, these two wouldn't fit as they are not SO-DIMM.
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