Late 2012 Mac Mini 2.6Ghz i7 - which RAM?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by michael_aos, Mar 2, 2013.

?

RAM preference

  1. Crucial

    6 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. G.SKILL

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Corsair

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Mushkin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. michael_aos macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2004
    #1
    I'm having video issues with my Late 2012 Mac Mini 2.6Ghz i7. I think it may be related to RAM. I'm returning the OWC RAM.

    NewEgg has 4 offerings:

    Crucial Model #: CT2K8G3S160BM - $110
    G.SKILL Model #: FA-1600C11D-16GSQ - $110
    Corsair Model #: CMSA16GX3M2A1600C11 - $120
    Mushkin Model #: 977038A - $120

    All have a CAS Latency of 11. From the details listed on NewEgg, the Mushkin appears to have the best timing stats.

    Any reason to pick one of the other?
     
  2. Omnius macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2012
    #2
    Honestly, I can't speak to 2012 mac ram specifically but I can say that those are all pretty respected brands for mac ram. I've had great results with all 4 brands.
     
  3. michael_aos thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2004
  4. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2011
    Location:
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    #4
    I bought the recommended Crucial kit from Amazon, currently selling for $88.02. Works great.
     
  5. Woosie macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Location:
    SoCal
    #5
    I Went with Kingston

    HyperX Plug n Play 16GB (2x8GB) Kit of 2 1600MHz PC3-12800 DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 SODIMM Notebook Memory KHX16S9P1K2/16

    I've had no problems with Kingston RAM in previous upgrades, including my 6 year old MBP. I went with what I knew, regardless of the price differential.
     

Share This Page