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Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by kappaknight, Oct 30, 2012.
Will it work? I seem to remember people trying higher clocked RAM in the MBP's and that it worked.
It will work, but be addressed at 1600MHz.
Basically, the timings on the MB would have to be adjusted (normally accessible via BIOS/EFI setup utility).
I'd be interested if anyone has actually tried it yet?
They worked in the 2011 Sandy Bridge Mac Minis, and in the 2011 Sandy Bridge MacBook Pros. Intel only list the i7-3615QM processor in the 2012 2.3Ghz i7 Mac Mini as doing 1600MHz though, but owners of a Samsung laptop with the same processor have found 1866MHz RAM to work.
I have 8Gb of Kingston HyperX 1866Mhz on my Mac Mini 2012, they are clocked at 1600Mhz. On my old Mac Mini 2011 they were running at 1866Mhz...
well that is not the best news.
I have used their 1600 plug n play in my 2011 mini's works great and it has tighter timings. I ordered some 1600 and it is due at my home today the timings are 9 vs 10. But i am thinking apple locked down the ram and these will be the same as any other 1600 ram. Oh well at least they don't cost much
Did you do anything special to get the 2011 Mini to recognize the RAM as 1866 Mhz? I have the same RAM and my 2011 Mini only recognizes it as 1600 Mhz.
what mini? and what kingston ram?
in this mini
has results on this site showing that 1866 works as 1866
I did nothing special, mine was the base 2,3 i5.
Yes, I am using the RAM that you note above - 2 x 8GB. I have a BTO 2011 2.7 Ghz dual-core i7 Mini with the Radeon GPU.
I think that there's no 8Gb 1886Mhz modules, just 4Gb. The HyperX 8Gb modules are 1600Mhz.
Whoops. My mistake.
My question was triggered by a Geekbench result that I saw for a Mini with 8GB 1866Mhz HyperX RAM. I assumed that the 8GB sticks were also 1866.
Good grief, people...just use the correct ram and get good stuff from [URL="http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Mac%20Mini%202.3GHz%20Quad-Core%20Intel%20Core%20i7%20-%20Late%202012]Crucial[/URL]. The price is good and it's the correct memory....
$130 for RAM that doesn't run any faster compared to $82 at Crucial for compatible 1600Mhz...
I was referring to the Kingston modules.
Maybe an EFI update could unleash these 286Mhz?
I used 8GB of the Kingston HyperX 1866mhz RAM in my 2011 server. Showed up correctly in the system profiler. Have no reason to doubt that it ran at the correct speed.
I've since sold that one and am using a base 2012 i5 mini. Hoping there will be some 16GB 1866mhz kits in the future.
Anyone given this a try? I didn't have success with 8GB of the above memory in the 2011 Mac Mini. Wonder if it's any different now.
G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB 1866
Well, using this 16GB G.Skill 1866MHz kit
my 2011 Mac Mini only recognizes and runs it at 1600MHz.
From the other dozen threads, I would say that's normal. I bought and use the spec RAM in mine.
I have 16GB of 1866Mhz in my 2012 Mini as well and it is downclocked to 1600MHz.