Any idea why Late 2012 Mac Mini won't accept 8GB of RAM in Bank 0

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by pheenix11, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. pheenix11 macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2010
    I recently bought a Late 2012 Mac Mini Quad Core. I am now on my 3rd set of 2x8GB RAM trying to upgrade it. I tried 2 sets of Corsair and am now trying some Kingston. After several crashes I have narrowed it down that Bank 0 will not accept 8GB of RAM.

    The original 2x2GB RAM together work fine.

    2GB of RAM alone in Bank 0 or Bank 1 works fine.

    8GB of RAM alone in Bank 1 works fine (either stick)

    8GB of RAM in Bank 1 and 2GB of original RAM in Bank 0 works fine

    Anytime I put 8GB of RAM in Bank 0 whether it is alone, with the other 8GB stick in Bank 1 or with the original 2GB stick in Bank 1, I get kernel panics.

    I've tried resetting the PRAM each time I test each installation. Any suggestions?
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey

    Return the mini. Tell apple the story above.

    basically 6 different sticks of 8gb work in one slot and don't work in the other.

    that means a bad slot.
  3. cocacolakid macrumors 65816


    Dec 18, 2010

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