16 gb ram for 2012 mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by sunandsurf, Nov 5, 2012.

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    a bit too much..you can find it for 70-80 usd
     
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    I've always found Crucial (www.crucial.com; and no, I don't work for them) RAM to be reasonably priced...a lot of the times they supply the same RAM that Apple does and for way less.
     
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    The RAM i ordered is 1.5 V. Does that matter?
     
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    Just installed the Crucial Memory above in my new Mini and it works great :)
     
  8. sunandsurf, Nov 5, 2012
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    I'm in a bit of a rush so this post won't be as detailed as I'd like it to be but

    1. Do a simple google search: coupon crucial.com or something like that. I found a site (can't remember the name right now) that had a link to crucial's website and I got a few bucks off the ram; I think maybe $5.

    2. Crucial is shipping the ram for free and there's no sale tax (where I live) so buying it from crucial's website was a really good choice.

    3. Whatever ram you use, test it using the Apple Hardware Test http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509

    So thanks again to Yebubbleman for some solid advice!
     
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    That'll work perfectly. I've used ValueRAM before and it's good quality stuff. BTW, one of those reviews is mine. I have it running in another machine.
     
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    Maybe they are binned differently?
     
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    Depending how you look at it, Crucial knows that most Mac owners will pay more for memory guaranteed to work with a Mac. Mac people generally pay more for hardware and software because they're used to it, it's always been that way.
    PC3-12800 1600HZ memory is all the same with the exception of latency and voltage.
    Tech savvy people generally know the difference, the average consumer doesn't.
     
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    I asked crucial with the difference was between the two...they really couldn't give me a straight answer. See attached images.

    What I took away from our conversation is that they are the same thing...but they want you to buy the "mac" version because it is "guaranteed".
     

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    It'll work, take my word for it. I've 32GB sitting in front of me that I'm installing tonight. I've installed Crucial "non-apple" specific RAM in dozens of machines with never a hitch.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=16233577&postcount=12
     
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    Totally agree...I know it'll work. It was just interesting to see how their support team couldn't really provide a valid difference when presented with both RAM options.
     
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    in case it's gone unnoticed, we're talking only a few dollars difference. the ram from the amazon site, for example? that's just for 8 gigs; multiply that by two and it's around $72. using the coupon i mentioned in an earlier post, i paid $78. the ram kdoug refers to costs $76.

    i think we can all agree that we're all getting a bargain compared to what we would pay if we paid Apple! aren't they charging $300?!?!?!
     

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