8GB Ram for current base model 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by WillFisher, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. WillFisher macrumors 6502

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  2. stringent macrumors 6502

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    Tried these guys?

    http://mrmemory.co.uk/memory/product.asp?ProductID=52288

    I've used them for my MacBook Pro memory.

    As for your expensive/cheap RAM, depends on the timings mostly. More expensive RAM has better timings (reduce latency etc) and is therefore faster and quicker.
     
  3. paulrbeers, Feb 6, 2012
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    By quicker and faster, you mean less than 10% and probably more like 5% in memory intensive tasks only.
     
  4. stringent macrumors 6502

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    Yeah something like that :D
     
  5. WillFisher thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats awesome man thanks!

    And thanks to Paul as well for explaining the pricing differences!
     
  6. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    I went direct to Crucial's website, it was $44.99 for 8GB which is 2-4GB Sticks, and it works perfectly on my 2.3 Base mini

    I went this way for support and knowing Crucial is a reliable company, I have used their ram in all my Mac products and never had an issue.


    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=37F4CFE3A5CA7304

    Good Luck makes a huge difference over the 2GB Stock ram
     
  7. eutexian macrumors regular

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    If you have an amazon account you can get a kit.. crucial 2 x 4gig for £35

    It's what I put in my Mini. (which is the same as yours)

    http://tinyurl.com/7yqdwk9

    I didn't bother paying extra for a faster delivery.. it arrived two days after ordering.
     

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