Help with choosing ram

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  1. aeaglex07, Jul 24, 2011
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    awesome. Thanks so much for the advice. this is 2-3 times cheaper than what Apple charges LOL
     
  4. simsaladimbamba, Jul 24, 2011
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    No, that will not work, as it is desktop RAM, you need 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM modules, just like the iMacs and MBPs use.
     
  5. scenemissing macrumors member

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    Yup. 1333 (aka PC10600) speed rated and you'll be fine. Don't pay the Apple price on it!
     
  6. kerplunknet macrumors member

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    Looks good to me.

    PC3-10600, 1333 MHz, SO DIMM 204-pin
     
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    I was just about to buy. Silly me, thanks for the clarification.
     
  8. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    It is not so simple.

    In the Mac mini 2011 user guide, you can find the following part:

    "Installing Memory

    Your Mac mini has two memory slots in which you can install a pair of 1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB memory modules, for a maximum of 8 GB of memory. For best performance, don’t mix modules of different sizes; always install two identical memory modules.

    Memory modules for your Mac mini must meet the following specifications:
    - Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (SO-DIMM) format
    - 1333 MHz, PC3-10600E, DDR3 compliant (also called DDR3 1333)
    - Unbuffered and unregistered"

    Right, but you should read the manual of your Mac mini, before you purchase new RAM. I recommend Kingston RAM. It is worldwide available, they have a good search function and their prices are very good for Apple compatible RAM.
     

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