iMac & Mac mini RAM compatibility...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by cactus jumper, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. cactus jumper macrumors newbie

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    Anyone know if the RAM from a new 27" iMac (2x4GB) will work in a Late 2012 2.5GHz i5 Mac mini?

    The iMac sticks and the currently installed 2x2GB in the Mac mini are both made by Elpida.

    iMac RAM no: EBJ41UF8BDU5-GN-F

    According to Apple, the specs are identical: 1600MHz, PC3-12800, SO_DIMM, 204 PIN, 1.35v.
     
  2. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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  3. cactus jumper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Update in case anyone is interested: yes, the above iMac RAM sticks do work in the above Mac mini: mem-tested continuously overnight after installation and all good.
     
  4. apoenq macrumors member

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    will it work for cMbp 2012?

    hi, may I know if this elpida ram ebj41uf8bdu5-gn-f will work with my macbook pro 13 mid 2012 non retina? thanks a lot!
     
  5. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    As long as its DDR3, 12800 it will work.
     
  6. apoenq macrumors member

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    yap it is DDR3, 12800 but is the size (dimension) the same?
    the 1st link below is showing the picture of the elpida ram and 2nd link showing mbp mid 2012 ram, it is different right? elpida has 8 duts but mbp 2012 only 4 duts.. hmmm, can I really use this elpida ram for mbp?

    the elipida ram picture: http://www.ebay.com/itm/291476281789?item=291476281789&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&rmvSB=true

    mbp mid2012 ram picture from ifixit:https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/JWQJNve56NG6J1dJ

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    here is the specs for the elpida ram: http://www.electrobyt.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=7018#.VWr3ZmAQnVo
     
  7. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    The number of chips denotes the density of the module. Your 2012 should support both 4 and 8 chips.
    The RAM linked from eBay will work with your 2012.
     
  8. apoenq macrumors member

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    Hi thanks a lot. how about the voltage? elpida one is 1.5V, does it matter? thanks!
     
  9. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    Your 2012 uses regular DDR3 (1.5V).
    I think only 4th and 5th gen intel CPU DDR3L (1.35v).
     

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