16GB RAM - European best price

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by RealEvil, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. RealEvil macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I have a i7 2.0 Mini Server. I run lots of VMs and 8GB is not cutting it.

    Anyone seen any decent prices for RAM?

    Also, can I mix a 8GB So-Dimm and a 4GB to make 12GB?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You can mix the RAM.

    But I still don't know any other retailer than OWC/MacSales offering 8GB modules, but they ship to Europe for around 22USD.
     
  3. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    Newegg.com also sales 8GB sticks of RAM in pairs or singles. They are the best price by far state side at $229.00 USD for a single 8GB stick. Many of us have had success running these in various configurations from 16GB in 2011 MBP & 2011 Minis to 32GB in 2010 iMac.
     
  4. Skoopman macrumors 6502

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    If you get it from the USA, you have to pay VAT, so I don't see any benefit. 16 GB costs 420 Euro on eBay and that's okay I guess. I will get 8 GB in the near future, which costs about 50 Euro :D
     
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    you would need to pay 172 euro to meet the usa newegg price of 229 usd for one stick of crucial.

    I sold 2 sticks to a Uk buyer for about 520usd last month.

    At that price I made 25 usd after shipping packing etc.


    I think if I were you I would buy that samsung on the DE site.

    Today crucial is on newegg for 229 a stick or 449 a pair usd.

    to ship it safely to the uk it cost close to 30 bucks.

    so you are at 259 for a single stick or 479 for two.

    after paypal fees you are at 268 or 495 . see if you had a friend in the usa and he made 0 money . 268 for 8gb and 495 for 16gb before the vat .

    even if you friend lies about the price say 130 for the 8gb and 260 for the 16gb. the vat is still steep.
     
  6. Travis Bickle macrumors member

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    what is the max ram we can put into the mac minis?

    I've upgraded to 8Gb and it seems fine for what i need, i'm just curious!
     
  7. Skoopman macrumors 6502

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    16GB is the maximum, but it's just to expensive at the moment.
     
  8. RealEvil thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I might go to 12GB - a single 8GB stick is €2115 (£183 approx).

    Hmm... its pricey but I cannot run enough VMs at the moment. Argghhh!
     
  9. pieshopUK macrumors newbie

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    I currently have 8GB Ram in my 2011 mini i5, bought from crucial : 2 of these. Does anyone know if this would be a good module to get to upgrade to 12GB?

    The only difference I can see is 1.35V on the 8GB as opposed to 1.5V on the 4GB.
     

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