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Crucial 6 75.00%
G.SKILL 0 0%
Corsair 2 25.00%
Mushkin 0 0%
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 01:29 PM   #1
michael_aos
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Late 2012 Mac Mini 2.6Ghz i7 - which RAM?

I'm having video issues with my Late 2012 Mac Mini 2.6Ghz i7. I think it may be related to RAM. I'm returning the OWC RAM.

NewEgg has 4 offerings:

Crucial Model #: CT2K8G3S160BM - $110
G.SKILL Model #: FA-1600C11D-16GSQ - $110
Corsair Model #: CMSA16GX3M2A1600C11 - $120
Mushkin Model #: 977038A - $120

All have a CAS Latency of 11. From the details listed on NewEgg, the Mushkin appears to have the best timing stats.

Any reason to pick one of the other?
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 01:54 PM   #2
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Honestly, I can't speak to 2012 mac ram specifically but I can say that those are all pretty respected brands for mac ram. I've had great results with all 4 brands.
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 01:55 PM   #3
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I searched through some other threads and found the HyperX Plug n Play 16GB (2x8GB) Kit of 2 1600MHz PC3-12800 DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 SODIMM Notebook Memory KHX16S9P1K2/16 recommended.

Ordered it for $136.91 shipped.
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Old Mar 3, 2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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I bought the recommended Crucial kit from Amazon, currently selling for $88.02. Works great.
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Old Mar 3, 2013, 09:19 AM   #5
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I Went with Kingston

HyperX Plug n Play 16GB (2x8GB) Kit of 2 1600MHz PC3-12800 DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 SODIMM Notebook Memory KHX16S9P1K2/16

I've had no problems with Kingston RAM in previous upgrades, including my 6 year old MBP. I went with what I knew, regardless of the price differential.
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