Mac mini memory upgrade??

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by iballer87, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2013

    I am looking to upgrade my mac mini 2.3 i7 from 4gb to 16gb internal ram.

    any one with any experience with any of these 3, which of the following would be best?

    Crucial 16 gb

    corsair vengance 16gb


    kingston hyper x 16gb

    I was going to go with the corsair but have the option of 1 of the above

    Any help would be great
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2012
    United Kingdom
    im looking to buy a mac mini and upgrade the RAM myself and from the research i have done i would go with the crucial

  3. macrumors member


    Nov 7, 2012
    Dorset, United Kingdom
    I put 16gb of Ram from Crucial in my i7 2.3, No problems at all.
  4. macrumors newbie


    Jun 30, 2012
    I have used crucial in both my macs and have had no problems. I only put 8gb in my mini and it was transformed performance wise.
  5. macrumors 68040


  6. macrumors regular


    Jan 27, 2013
  7. macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2009
  8. macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    If Apple was to be judged on its ram prices alone they would be judged to be overpriced. If you pay for apple ram in a 2012 mac mini or from the apple the link you show you would be the classic fool in the saying "a fool and his money is soon parted" . In the last 10 years there have been thousands of posts about apple and its crazy high ram price.

    Be happy the 2012, 2011 ,2010 mac minis have ram that is easy to change. Some macs the ram can not be changed.
  9. macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    You do realize that ALL computer manufacturers charge an arm and a leg for the RAM upgrades right?

    Dell: - $175 for 16GB

    HP: - $200

    Lenovo - - $340
    Etc. etc. etc.

    Based on the above prices, I'd say Apples cost of $300 is on the high side compared to Dell and HP, it is actually LESS than Lenovo! This shows that ANY PC builder will be at least twice the cost of what you can buy in store and as much as 4x the cost!

    So please, no more "Apple upgrades are over priced" because they are from ALL vendors... It's called "making money"....
  10. macrumors regular


    Jan 27, 2013
    Totally agree with what you say, I was just testing the waters on this. I lean towards the Kingston product that's the norm when we add dimms to our servers at work. The servers are high end Sun and HPs hard workers.

    The Kingston chips looks like a better design over all, fewer components reduced point of failure .

  11. macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2010
    New Zealand
    Ram upgrade for mac mini 2010 unibody

    I have a mac mini 2010 unibody and I am looking to upgrade its RAM is macsales 16gb ram are any good? World Computing/8566DDR3S16P/

    But it is unofficial should I stick to apple standards of 8gb? has anyone here tested this? like running creative suite and other application.

    And if I should stick with 8gb what brand is the best? is gskill ok?

    Should I make a new thread on this? because I am talking about an old unibody model that has a cd on it so old school :D
  12. macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    OWC ( only sells Mac "compatible" RAM. While I haven't purchased from them, many here have with great results. Even when there has been a problem many have reported quick shipping of replacement parts. Generally there are cheaper places to buy RAM from than OWC, but you need to do your homework that the RAM you are buying elsewhere will work (generally it will, but check the reviews to be sure). The older Core2Duo based Macs were a little more finicky with RAM than the Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge based Macs, but not by much.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2006
    (Metamorphosing near) Staffs, 51st State.
    I'va always used Crucial for upgrading memory on all my Macs: iBook, iMac &, more recently, 2011 Mac Mini, upgraded from 4GB to 8GB.

    Crucial never let me down + their lifetime guarantee suggests great confidence in their products.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2012
    Crucial, Mushkin, Corsair and Kingston are reliable and reputable names in Mac Memory. If buying on new egg, check the reviews. look for specifically for mac reviews citing specific computer models. I find that price and specific positive reviews are huge assets before finalizing my purchases.

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