Appropriate 16GB upgrade for 2011 mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by anonymouse99, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. anonymouse99 macrumors regular

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    I'm looking to add more memory to my mid-2011 mac mini (MC815LL/A).

    I've read a bunch of posts and it seems that it is possible to do so, I also read that I can buy memory rated at DDR3-1866 for it.

    Unfortunately, I can't find any 16GB DDR-1866 modules (I see DDR3L which I believe to be incompatible).

    Alternatively, I would be looking to get DDR3-1600 for this upgrade, which I also cannot find. C

    Can someone recommend 2 x 8GB = 16GB upgrade for my mac mini.

    Thanks! :D
     
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  4. curmudgeonette macrumors 6502

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    By RAM industry standards, DDR3L is fully backwards compatible with DDR3, i.e. DDR3L memory chips must be able to function at the higher DDR3 voltage. The opposite of course is not true - you can't use old DDR3 memory in a system that only supports DDR3L.

    FYI: LPDDR3 is an entirely different thing, but so far it is never available as plug in modules.
     
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