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Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mikeyredk, Jan 15, 2005.

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    Apple has said that they will certify 2 Gb RAM modules for the Mini at some point in the future. A sticking point is going to be module size. Any module profile taller than 1.2 inches is not likely to fit into the machine physically; so while there are a few esoteric 2 Gb modules on the market, most of them would not work.

    However: The pricegrabber link you provided is for kits of 2 x 1 Gb modules. That is no-go - the Mini has only one socket. Watch out for the word "Kit" - that tips you off that you are looking at 2 modules, not one.

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    Chip NoVaMac

    Ouch! :eek:

    OWC has the 1gb 2700's for $189 at least. The question is will it be worth the $100 more EDU pricing, just to have Apple so it all, including the AE?
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    US$600 - $700 is about right for a 2 GB module, if and when Apple approves them.
    RAM is always on an exponential curve. The highest capacity modules (with the heaviest technology demands and the lowest sales volume) are always disproportionately high priced.

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    Apple should do the AE installation and bluetooth if you want it. It wont save any money by getting them seperately.

    As for the memory... if your price difference is only $100, it oculd be worth it so you always have the Apple memory in it and you have no problems if it ever needs repairs.

    Sometimes it's worth a few dollars not to have to open up a box - especially one not meant or designed to be opened up by the user.
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    Chip NoVaMac

    That was my thinking. Particularly in light that no one has whether broken "teeth" alone could void the warranty so far.
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    Whereas for a person who can't get the educational discount, the extra cost for getting the 1 GB from Apple is about $175 over getting memory from Crucial for example.

    So it's all about the actual cost, the perceived value of what you're getting or having done. And what is the cost of the hassle of doing it each way?

    With getting the memory from a third party, there are two issues - the MacMini while not impossible to open, is a bit tricky to open it and not damage it. And the second revolves around memoru specs. Sometimes third parties will issue memory that is mostly compatable and works fine until either a firmware or OS upgrade. And then at that point you have to see if the memory vendor will cover that under their warranty (more cost and hassle).

    With the PowerMac I'm buying later this year, I'll have Apple ship it with either 1 GB (inexpensive enough upgrade) or 2 GB (only a bit more than buying the memory from Crucial) and then get more memory from probably Crucial. The difference here is that if the third party memory become incompatible for some reason, at least I'll still have some Apple memory in the system. And I'm also looking at saving over $500 currently. Of course, I'll have to re-evaluate this when I order since memory costs do change over time.

    Whichever way you go, good luck.
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    I think he was being sarcastic....
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    I'm getting ready to order my mini here....

    I'd love to know where I can get the the cheapest PC2700 RAM that is confirmed to work in a Mac

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