Mac mini 2 questions

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  1. Doxis macrumors newbie

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    So, I'm going to buy an mac mini (the middle one) with i7, should I buy 8gb ram from apple or should I buy it from an store? (Store is cheaper but does apple.com got higher quality?

    Can I use my 42 lcd tv to the apple mac mini with hdmi cable or does it need to be an mac display?

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can buy RAM anywhere you choose. Apple doesn't manufacture RAM and you can get much better pricing elsewhere.

    Yes, you can connect your TV to the Mac mini via HDMI. It works fine.
     
  3. Doxis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the fast answer, i was wondering that apple take 180 euro for 8gb ram and some stores sell 8gb ram for 35 euro?
    Is an 35 euro ram (8gb) good or not or should I search for an higher price?

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Some great sources for Mac-compatible RAM are OWC and newegg.com, to name just a couple. There are many reputable sources with widely varying prices. Apple greatly overcharges for RAM, so don't let their prices be a guide. There is no such thing as "Apple RAM", so any reputable brand is fine.
     
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  6. warvanov macrumors 6502a

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    RAM is RAM is RAM. So long as you get the correct RAM for your computer the brand doesn't matter. macsales.com and crucial make it pretty foolproof to get the correct RAM for your computer. It's also easy to install in the current Mac minis.
     
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  8. Doxis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Laptops ram?

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  10. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    Mac minis use laptop ram.

    I realize that you were asking about the price in euros.


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMS...F8ZG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1321191690&sr=8-4


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/memory-upgr...H6U8/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1321191754&sr=8-7



    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hynix-4GB...Memory_RAM&hash=item415eacd17f#ht_1457wt_1141


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DANE-ELEC...Memory_RAM&hash=item3362b767fb#ht_1910wt_1165


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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ram-memor...Memory_RAM&hash=item45fd01c3e9#ht_3544wt_1141

    If this seller takes 40 euro for 2 sticks I use the samsung,but all the ones lived here should work.
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  12. deafgoose macrumors regular

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    It's known to work on the server model but nobody has tested it on the mid level model yet.

    The performance increase was not that impressive in 64bit mode so I doubt its worth the price increase when compared to 1333mhz ram.
     

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