Is the 2011 Mini as picky on memory as the 2010 Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Ice Dragon, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Ice Dragon

    Jun 16, 2009
    Just curious. I am tempted to pull the trigger down the road on a 16 GB kit though I'd like to have a Samsung original kit (which is double the cost of most other brands).

    This is not something I'm going to doing immediately though I thought I would get input.
  2. SR45 macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011
    I won't purchase any memory from apple that I can get for half or more less and works just the same. I got the 16 GB kit from Gskill and they work just fine. They just ended a sale for $99.99 but now up to the normal cost. Should have another sale someday.

    I had two 4 GB (8 GB totol) Gskill memory about 7 months ago with my MacMini 2011 without any hiccups.
  3. Ice Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Ice Dragon

    Jun 16, 2009
    Well I ordered my memory from NewEgg as well though I bought an 8 GB Samsung original kit. Two places I have seen (Data Memory Systems and Ramjet) both sell 16 GB Samsung original kits for $260.

    Crucial's is $240 and OWC's is $215.

    Out of those I would rather pay a little more for a Samsung kit though I'm just curious of those who have used Corsair, G.Skill, etc. how have you worked out?
  4. T4R06 macrumors 65816

    Oct 8, 2007
  5. iMac mini macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2011
    Well I have 8 GB Samsung from Ramjet & it works great, no problems with performance or heat. When I go 16 GB it will be with Ramjet......
  6. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey

    the 2011 mac mini has been really really good in all ways. with failure

    about 2 or 3 had loose fan wires. here is the ram info;

    8 gb sticks

    geil 6 sticks 4 good

    g skill 6 for 6

    crucial micron 4 for 4

    samsung 6 for 6

    corsair 2 for 2

    elpida 3 for 3

    this is a pretty simple choice buy from a good seller that backs its ram.

    run a 5 pass ramtest with rember takes 3 or 4 hours. if it is bad send it back if it is good keep it.

    4 gb sticks around 88 of 90

    the 2011 mac minis I have upgraded are around 112 for 116 with ram upgrades.

    no mac mini has fully failed. logic board = return to apple

    no hdd has failed.

    I had one return in about 70 sales.

    my fault the sata cable popped loose.

    i reset the sdd correctly tossed in a partial rebate to the buyer and it is working since august.

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