mac mini memory list

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by baby duck monge, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

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    ok, so looking around the forums and the interweb there seems to be a lot of controversy surrounding memory upgrades for the mac mini. aside from questions about what will and will not void your apple warranty, the largest issue seems to be whether or not various sticks of 3rd party RAM will work in the mini (primarily 1 gig sticks).

    i think it would be really helpful if people who have actually tried to upgrade their memory using a 3rd party (whether they did it themselves or had it done) could list exactly what memory they used and whether or not it was successful. please do not list memory that you heard someone else has used unless you are absolutely certain that you have the right type and you know for sure the outcome of the installation.

    if anyone would like to make this sticky for a while (at least until the initial buying craze drops off), that would be awesome.

    thanks!
     
  2. baby duck monge thread starter macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

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    so out of the 50+ people who have checked out this thread so far, not one has installed more memory in a mini? that makes me a sad little duck...

    surely there is someone out there who knows what's up with mini memory?! :confused:
     
  3. clayj macrumors 604

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    I purchased a 1 GB VData memory stick from 18004memory.com, and it works great in my Mac mini (installed it myself using the ol' filed-down putty knife). Here's the link.
     
  4. baby duck monge thread starter macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

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    yay! thanks for the feedback! glad to see that someone out there has had some definite luck. and that price is certainly reasonable for a gig of RAM, so that is always a plus.

    how did you feel about the installation process? would you do it again?
     
  5. clayj macrumors 604

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    Installation was easy, but I gotta tell you, I got a little nervous when trying to edge the putty knife in between the bottom housing and the case... they fit together VERY tightly. There are definitely a few scrape marks down there now, but nothing that you'd see unless you flipped the thing over and really looked for them.

    Once the case was off, replacing the RAM was simple. Reinstalling the case did take two goes... the metal clips need to line up just right, or the case doesn't go back on perfectly.
     
  6. MacMiniMe macrumors newbie

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    Kingston ValueRAM KVR333/1GR (1 gig module) seems to work fine for me. I've had it running for a week 24 hours/day. Bought it from Fry's for around $150 after rebate.
     
  7. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

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    so i'm assuming that it is more than well worth doing it yourself... especially being able to buy a gig stick for 185 rather than having apple install it for pert near 300...

    i mean, is it really that easy?
     
  8. Jon'sLightBulbs macrumors 6502a

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    Probably the most cost effective solution, generic make or not, is 512mb Kingston for 59.99 without rebate at outpost.com
     
  9. macrlz9 macrumors 6502

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    i got a 512 stick from newegg.com, it was kingston memory, works perfect...
     

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