Which is the best RAM for the 2.3GHz i7 Mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Ngorkes, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    I Am buying a 2.3ghz i7 mac mini and I am going to upgrade it to 16gb of ram my self. I am wondering what would be the best upgrade kit for $60 to $100?
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Go to crucial.com and follow the prompts.
     
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    That-Guy

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    Got my Memory from Crucial and it works perfect.

    Fast Free Delivery too :)
     
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  5. macrumors member

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    This is the kit that I bought. Newegg and Fry's had recent deals dropping this down to about $65-$70. Runs well with no errors when checked.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Another vote here for Crucial.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 - $49.99

    G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GSQ - $49.99

    Neweggs has the G.Skill F3-1600C10D-16GSQ 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600MHz PC3-12800 Laptop Memory for a low $49.99 Free Shipping. Tax in CA, NJ, TN. This is about $14 less than the next lowest merchant and the lowest price we have seen. - From TechBargains

    Is it going to work with Mac Mini late 2012?
     
  8. macrumors member

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    I have this:

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231580

    It's F3-1600C11D-16GSQ. It works so far.
     
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    That-Guy

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    Not sure but that seems like a great price.

    Whats their returns policy?
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    The deal is today only.

    Warranty
    Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
    Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime

    Return Policies
    This item is covered by Newegg.com's Memory Standard Return Policy.
    Return for refund within: 30 days
    Return for replacement within: 30 days
    Restocking Fee: Yes
     
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    Maybe worth a punt to see if it works :)
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Has anybody tried Kingston HyperX PnP memory? According to their technical sheet it's superior to Crucial

    http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/KHX1600C9S3P1K2_8G.pdf

    Crucial memory: CL=11 1.35V
    Kingston HyperX PnP: CL=9 1.5V

    I wonder what's the difference in performance in real life usage.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    is it suppose to be laptop ram you buy for the mac mini? I feel retarded I just bought a 16 GB of desktop ram for the mac mini I just ordered.

    ***** lol
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Yep.. SO-DIMMs
     
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    Yes it's laptop sized RAM :)
     

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