Mac Mini 2009 Ram upgrade. Do I have it all correct?

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  1. aoitsukinosuke, Jun 13, 2011
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    aoitsukinosuke macrumors regular

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    Hi everyone.
    I'm about to order the RAMs for my Mac Mini upgrade. I've done quite a bit of search and came up with the following.
    Can anyone tell me if I have it sorted out correctly?

    Some info regarding my Mac Mini:
    Mac Mini Early 2009 (Bought in June 25, 2009)
    Mac OSX 10.5.8 Leopard
    P/N= MB464LL/A
    Processor= 2 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo
    Hard Drive= 320GB

    My Hardware Overview
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    My RAM Info
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    I'm looking into upgrading my memory from 2GB(2x1GB) to 4GB(2x2GB).
    Based on my research, I should be getting;
    1) Identical RAMs for best performance.
    2) My RAMs should be DDR3 PC8500 SO-DIMM 1066MHz 204 Pin CL=7.

    Please advise if I got it right.

    Also, I have found 4 links for my RAMs.
    I'd deeply appreciate it if you could possibly check them out let me know which option I should go for.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/8566DDR3S4GP/

    http://www.transintl.com/store/category.cfm?Category=2774&RequestTimeOut=500

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139033

    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=AE7BB1EEA5CA7304

    Thanking all in advance,
    Sincerely.
    Aoi
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    1. Same specs are enough, doesn't have to be from the same brand.

    2. Yes.
     
  3. aoitsukinosuke thread starter macrumors regular

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    @Hellhammer - Thank you.

    When I meant identical, I was trying to say that both RAMs should be the same. My bad.

    Can you comment on the links? I really would appreciate it.
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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  5. aoitsukinosuke thread starter macrumors regular

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    @philipma1957 & @Minicube - Thank you for yr answers.

    philipma1957,
    I fully respect yr comments and advice. Since you put the 5GB into practice, you definitely know yr stuff.
    However, my problem is that I'm stationed in a remote area in Turkey and I'll be shipping these over to a friend who will be visiting the area soon.
    If I can't get them working, I'm stuck with the old RAMs till God knows when. There isn't one PC service who knows what they are doing over here.

    All the websites that I've checked have suggested usage of 2x2GB RAMs. So, I'll stick with my original plan if you don't mind. I gotta play VERY safe.

    Can either of you guys suggest which RAM to buy?

    Once again, thanks for your time.
     

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