best memory for 2012 mini...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by gpspad, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. gpspad macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2014
    I picked up a used 2012 mac mini with 8GB, the about screen show a single 8gb 1600hz ddr3 memory module.

    I checked ebay and couldn't find single 8gb memory chips, what my best bet for getting to 16gb?
  2. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
  3. Kaida macrumors regular


    May 28, 2016
    check if the one u have now is 1.5 or 1.35, mm2012 can use either but try not to mix them. I would say to get at least the same voltage/speed if you can't get the same brand/make/batch.

    I am using the Kingston HyperX 1.35v 1600mhz cl9, this is so far the fastest rams i can find for mm2012.

    1866mhz rams run on the mm2012 as 1600mhz.
  4. fricotin macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2011
    Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
    I have been using 2X8 regular Corsair for Mac for 4 years, no problems.
  5. tibas92013 macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2013
    Costa Rica
    Upgraded the Ram on my Mac Mini(Late 2012) with 2x8 "Lifetime Brand" Memory Sticks back in January, 2015 and it was a great purchase!
  6. wickedpapercut macrumors member


    Jul 17, 2005
    I'd suggest checking with Crucial to see what 16Gb upgrade kits are available and then check on Amazon to see what they're charging for the same Crucial memory. Sometimes Amazon's price is better for the same memory than Crucial's direct site.
  7. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    If you really mean the very best, I'd say the Certified RAM from Data Memory Systems.

    They have a testing lab to test sticks in-house, which then get the certified label. If you somehow end up with a bad stick anyway, they will send you an immediate replacement for free without waiting for the dead returned stick to show up, so you get working again more quickly. When returning RAM, they pay for shipping in both directions. This guarantee is for life.

    They are also Apple experts and categorize RAM by Apple model so that you know you're getting the right stuff.

    They also have non-certified RAM that hasn't been tested in-house and costs a little bit less. Same great guarantee though.

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