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Old Oct 30, 2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Anyone tried 1866MHz ram in their mini?

Will it work? I seem to remember people trying higher clocked RAM in the MBP's and that it worked.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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It will work, but be addressed at 1600MHz.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6372/m...gp-with-gskill

Basically, the timings on the MB would have to be adjusted (normally accessible via BIOS/EFI setup utility).
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 04:52 AM   #3
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I'd be interested if anyone has actually tried it yet?

They worked in the 2011 Sandy Bridge Mac Minis, and in the 2011 Sandy Bridge MacBook Pros. Intel only list the i7-3615QM processor in the 2012 2.3Ghz i7 Mac Mini as doing 1600MHz though, but owners of a Samsung laptop with the same processor have found 1866MHz RAM to work.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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I have 8Gb of Kingston HyperX 1866Mhz on my Mac Mini 2012, they are clocked at 1600Mhz. On my old Mac Mini 2011 they were running at 1866Mhz...
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 04:42 AM   #5
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I have 8Gb of Kingston HyperX 1866Mhz on my Mac Mini 2012, they are clocked at 1600Mhz. On my old Mac Mini 2011 they were running at 1866Mhz...
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 06:54 AM   #6
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I have 8Gb of Kingston HyperX 1866Mhz on my Mac Mini 2012, they are clocked at 1600Mhz. On my old Mac Mini 2011 they were running at 1866Mhz...
well that is not the best news.


I have used their 1600 plug n play in my 2011 mini's works great and it has tighter timings. I ordered some 1600 and it is due at my home today the timings are 9 vs 10. But i am thinking apple locked down the ram and these will be the same as any other 1600 ram. Oh well at least they don't cost much
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 08:34 AM   #7
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I have 8Gb of Kingston HyperX 1866Mhz on my Mac Mini 2012, they are clocked at 1600Mhz. On my old Mac Mini 2011 they were running at 1866Mhz...
Did you do anything special to get the 2011 Mini to recognize the RAM as 1866 Mhz? I have the same RAM and my 2011 Mini only recognizes it as 1600 Mhz.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 08:57 AM   #8
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Did you do anything special to get the 2011 Mini to recognize the RAM as 1866 Mhz? I have the same RAM and my 2011 Mini only recognizes it as 1600 Mhz.
what mini? and what kingston ram?


this ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104259


in this mini

http://www.jr.com/apple/pe/APP_MC936LL_SL_A/

has results on this site showing that 1866 works as 1866
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 10:24 AM   #9
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I did nothing special, mine was the base 2,3 i5.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 10:00 AM   #10
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what mini? and what kingston ram?


this ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104259


in this mini

http://www.jr.com/apple/pe/APP_MC936LL_SL_A/

has results on this site showing that 1866 works as 1866
Yes, I am using the RAM that you note above - 2 x 8GB. I have a BTO 2011 2.7 Ghz dual-core i7 Mini with the Radeon GPU.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 10:11 AM   #11
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Yes, I am using the RAM that you note above - 2 x 8GB. I have a BTO 2011 2.7 Ghz dual-core i7 Mini with the Radeon GPU.
I think that there's no 8Gb 1886Mhz modules, just 4Gb. The HyperX 8Gb modules are 1600Mhz.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 10:37 AM   #12
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I think that there's no 8Gb 1886Mhz modules, just 4Gb. The HyperX 8Gb modules are 1600Mhz.
Whoops. My mistake.

My question was triggered by a Geekbench result that I saw for a Mini with 8GB 1866Mhz HyperX RAM. I assumed that the 8GB sticks were also 1866.

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Old Nov 2, 2012, 10:52 AM   #13
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Good grief, people...just use the correct ram and get good stuff from Crucial. The price is good and it's the correct memory....

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Old Nov 2, 2012, 11:03 AM   #14
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I have 8Gb of Kingston HyperX 1866Mhz on my Mac Mini 2012, they are clocked at 1600Mhz. On my old Mac Mini 2011 they were running at 1866Mhz...
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 04:49 PM   #15
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I think that there's no 8Gb 1886Mhz modules, just 4Gb. The HyperX 8Gb modules are 1600Mhz.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233382
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 04:56 PM   #16
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$130 for RAM that doesn't run any faster compared to $82 at Crucial for compatible 1600Mhz...
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 05:21 PM   #17
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I was referring to the Kingston modules.

Maybe an EFI update could unleash these 286Mhz?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 10:14 PM   #18
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I used 8GB of the Kingston HyperX 1866mhz RAM in my 2011 server. Showed up correctly in the system profiler. Have no reason to doubt that it ran at the correct speed.

I've since sold that one and am using a base 2012 i5 mini. Hoping there will be some 16GB 1866mhz kits in the future.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 01:18 AM   #19
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233382


Anyone given this a try? I didn't have success with 8GB of the above memory in the 2011 Mac Mini. Wonder if it's any different now.
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