2012 Mini RAM upgrade

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  1. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    That looks like a good deal to me. I have had very good luck and experiences with Crucial memory. :)
     
  2. gixxerfool macrumors 6502a

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    It's a great deal. I just bought the same RAM for $110 from Amazon.
     
  3. D.T. macrumors 604

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    FWIW, I've got a couple of 16GB RAM sets in the For Sale area for $65/ea shipped. :)

    (That's a terrific deal for new though)
     
  4. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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    Looks like RAM has finally dipped back down...been a long time.

    I too am thinking of adding RAM to my 2012 Mac Mini i5. The only question is, upgrade to 8GB for $47 or 16GB for $77? 3 year old machine, but should have a lot of life left.
     
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  6. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    During the winter, it was about $104. I'll be pressing the button on that here my self very soon.
     
  7. ZipZilla thread starter macrumors regular

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    We gotta hurry! The price just went up 47 cents!
     
  8. ZipZilla thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wound up buying it from Adorama, still $79.99. Picked up Applecare for the Mac Mini for $69 as well. Not bad!
     
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  10. Negritude, Aug 15, 2015
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    Negritude macrumors 6502

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    The Crucial Ballistix Sport is also available at Adorama, B&H Photo, and NewEgg, where some might be able to avoid tax:

    http://www.adorama.com/CTBLS2K8G3N4.html

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148730

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._bls2k8g3n169es4_16gb_204pin_sodimm_ddr3.html

    Other CL9 memory that works in the 2012 Mini:

    Corsair Vengeance Performance
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EXPNG5Y/
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233587

    Kingston HyperX Impact Black
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KQCOV5C/
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104476

    It used to be that CL9 was a lot more expensive than CL11, but prices have gotten lower on CL9 in the last year, so it's an easier choice to make.
     
  11. anselm, Aug 21, 2015
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    Is DDR-L compatible with the Mac mini 6.2 (2012, i7, QuadCore)?
    The Kingston HyperX Impact SO-DIMM Kit 16GB, DDR3L-1600, CL9-9-9 (HX316LS9IBK2/16) recommended here is obviously of that variety.

    The information at Kingston.com is, that it supports 1.5V though.
     
  12. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    @anselm: All Ivy Bridge 2012 Macs support 1.35 V RAM. The 1.5 V is only for backwards compatibility with Sandy Bridge CPUs, which do not support 1.35 V RAM.
     
  13. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I ordered two sets of 16GB Crucial RAM at the $74 price just now. One set for my 2012 Mac Mini and the other for my 2012 MBP. I will have them tomorrow.
     

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