Faster Ram?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Rapscallion, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Rapscallion macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2010
    Is it possible to use faster ram in the 2010 mini; and if so does it just down-clock to 1066MHz?
  2. iMac-do you? macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2010
    Any quality RAM that conforms to the JADEC standards should clock down fine to whatever speed the system is running.

    I'm curious as to why you'd want to put faster than needed memory in it though, unless you have some spare sticks laying around unused? :)
  3. Rapscallion thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2010
    I saw 4GB of 1333 MHz ram on sale cheaper then the 1066 MHz. I thought if I ever decided to upgrade to a newer mini (and I'm speculating if a newer mini would even support 1333 MHz ram), I could potentially just remove the faster ram and pop it in the new machine.

    Thanks for the info, I think I may purchase the faster ram.
  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    Make sure to do your homework on this Ram. I feel like I remember seeing a thread on this site where someone put 1333Mhz ram in the Mini and it would not post. It may have been the 2009 Mini though.

    (Also, is it still called "POSTing" on Mac? I've owned Mac for about a year, never thought about that till now)

    EDIT: Looks like you are good to go. See this.
  5. Rapscallion thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2010
    Thanks Dalton. I tried to search the forums but just didn't know how to phrase my question properly I guess.
  6. rb5505 macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2010
    use this link for 5% off an already just lowered price.....

    4gb... mini (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz) DDR3 - Mid 2010&pl=Apple&cat=RAM

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