Amazing RAM Upgrade Deal!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by KScottMyers, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. KScottMyers macrumors regular

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    Just an FYI for anyone looking for a nice cheap 8GB (2 x 4GB) memory upgrade. Just installed this in my 2011 mini. Works great and is currently running for $39 at Newegg as of 8/3/11.

    Comes with a free 4GB USB drive as well. Grab it before its gone at this price.

    http://bit.ly/pyMSwN
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    they ran this deal last week I grabbed some and put it in two minis works fine.
     
  3. ixtab macrumors newbie

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    Just picked this up for my 2011 mini, sweet deal!
     
  4. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    This is Hynix-RAM (one of Apples standard RAM-suppliers). Compatible (in theory) with all Early-2011 MBPs and Mid-2011 Mac minis.
     
  5. beginner17 macrumors newbie

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    damn, no international shipping. need it for my new mac mini.
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Just Scanned Mine

    With crucials new mac scanner....£ 48.98 to go from 8gb to 16.....You guy's across the pond get WAY better deals than we do.

    I wonder, I have a friend on holiday in the USA at the moment....Is it going to save me £££ if I get hime to buy 2x4gb from a store there?
     
  7. hardax macrumors regular

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    Browsed the feedback section for this ram. I am really worried as almost all the complaints about the memory not working for whatever reason are from Mac owners. The manufacturer is also really quick to respond to the negatives and in almost every case they recommend a different ram to be used.

    Great deal but I am steering clear of this one. Seems like too much of a headache just to save 10 or so bucks.
     
  8. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Crucial

    Are the company I have alway's used here in the UK. Okay it's a little more expensive but it's 100% guaranteed compatible, and I have never had any problems with any RAM purchased from them.

    The generic stuff is often chips which have failed a quality test somewhere along the line, and I have a lifetimes worth of data on my iMac (yes, it's backed up daily) and I don't want to chance anything other than a top brand for the sake of a few ££.

    I think you are wise to leave that one alone :)
     
  9. fiddlestyx macrumors 6502

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    I used G.Skill RAM in my 2006 MacBook and haven't had any problems with it.

    Also, I recently bought some G.Skill RAM that Newegg offered the same deal on and put it in my 2011 Mac Mini; it is working flawlessly so far.
     
  10. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    !!!!! READ the 6 bad feedbacks out of 187 more CAREFULLY!!!!!!!!!
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    1) first bad one says they put it in a macbook pro that wants 1066 ram.

    Cons: I received my new ram about 2 days ago and since i installed them on my 09 Macbook Pro i've been getting kernel panic's i looked around on the forums and found out that kernel panic's are usually caused by faulty ram sticks... i also purchased this when they were are sale and they were suppose to include a 2GB flash drive that i didn't receive... I felt like this was a great deal and i wish i can trust G.Skill again but i am a very unsatisfied customer...
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    2) second bad one says the same:

    Cons: Installed this once I received the shipment. At start-up everything seemed okay, the new RAM was applied in my 2009 Mid Year Macbook Pro 13". RAM was identified and everything seemed a lot faster than usual. However, I began to notice wait times in applications (games) and browser crashing with Mozilla and Chrome. Media streams were also bad and crashed almost everytime. This never happened only until I installed the new set of RAM. It also rebooted on me a couple of times already for some reason. I'm starting to think I have a defective set of RAM.

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    3)third one

    Cons: One stick didnt work. To much of a hassel to send it back and wait to get a new one.

    who knows what machine?
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    4)fourth one is for a macbook pro 2011 17 inch That is the same model that kills off owc ssds. A model that on owc blog's is called a quirky dog and buy the 15 inch IF YOU WANT A SATA III SSD

    Cons: Ordered 4/25/11. Started seeing odd issues about 2 weeks ago, it would freeze in sleep mode or the display wouldn't wake back up. Apps were being slow or would crash. Initially thought it was the OS until my laptop had a kernel panic this past weekend. Reset the SMC & PRAM, tried target disk mode, booting from the Install DVD & an external Hard Drive. All caused a kernel panic on POST. Pulled the GSkill RAM & put the OEM SIMMs back in. It booted right up. The 1 stick that won't cause a KP fails 4 out of the 5 tests on TechTool Pro hardware test.

    The thing I'm most disappointed in, as I didn't notice it when it was installed, the memory modules have an "S" stamped on them. This is usually a sign that 2nd tier (AKA cheaper) chips were used. NEVER seen RAM with this before. Haven't tried RMA yet with them but not hopeful I will see non-s chips on the replacement & will take much longer than ordering from OWC imo... Not much confidence in this brand right now.

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    5)fifth one

    Cons: they do not work with my dell E4310. either blue screen pops up or system freezes after 'starting windows' goes off. very bad experience. I had to use my old 4g module.

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    6)sixth one

    Cons: Tried to install three times, checked for correct seating, but did not work. Sad, because it is a very good price and would have loved to have more memory to run applications.

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    so of the six bad reviews out of 187 only one is clearly a mac that uses 1333 ram. Plus that mac has had know issues with chips in the owc sata III ssd's. I would have no problem buying more of this if needed.


    what about the 156 good reviews out of 187?
     
  11. Brenzo macrumors regular

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    Just got purchased this and I haven't even ordered my mini yet! Awesome deal.
     
  12. hardax macrumors regular

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    Convincing argument! Still leery but what the heck. Just ordered. If it doesn't work I am going to be really mad at you!!
     
  13. madman962 macrumors newbie

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    I bought this last week when it was on sale, popped it into my mini (2.5/4gig) and I now have 8 gig working perfectly. Already seeing an improvement when working with FCPX.
     
  14. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502

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    It works for me in my 2011 mini 2.5, ATI.
     
  15. scupking macrumors 6502a

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    I have this ram in my 2010 MBP and its been working great!
     
  16. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    Does the 8GB really make a difference over 4GB in a 2010 Mini?

    I would not mind buying some of the DDR3 1066 G-Skill ram but not sure 8GB will do much for me?
     
  17. KScottMyers thread starter macrumors regular

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    At $39 - its a no brainer.
     
  18. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    It's $39 for double RAM! Granted you might not be able to use all 8GB of it, but it is definitely recommended since if you are using more than your Mini's 4GB, the system starts to use the hard drive as virtual RAM and since the HDD in the Mini is pretty slow, your system will get very slow. Just get the RAM and avoid one fancy meal :p
     
  19. nigelquest macrumors member

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  20. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Damn it's gone even lower, now $40 after rebate! Incredible price for 8GB. I had to pay 3X that much for 6GB of desktop RAM about one year ago.
     
  21. AustinZ macrumors member

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    How do I get the free 4 gig thumb drive? :p Didn't see an option...
     
  22. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, got mine on Monday and installed in my 2011 MBP. Works perfectly and has made a difference, especially with Aperture.
     
  23. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

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    which 2010 MBP? I have a 13in and heard the ram doesn't work with all 2010 models
     
  24. gigaguy, Aug 3, 2011
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    Austin, the thumb drive offer seems to be gone, it was clearly listed on the sale page this morning when I ordered. now I see limit 5, didn't notice that before either. I'm sure they are selling a lot. this was at newegg, not the amazon deal.
     
  25. wooddorf macrumors member

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    Just pulled the trigger on this, 4gb was getting kind of limiting even for light-medium gaming.
     

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