Resolved Mac Mini 2012 - Bought 1066mhz memory by mistake, return or keep?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Mortis360, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. Mortis360, Apr 18, 2014
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    Mortis360 macrumors member

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  2. harrisonw1998 macrumors regular

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    If their return policy allows it, definitely return/exchange it for 1600mhz IMO.
     
  3. eschw95458 macrumors member

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    You did not say which model mini you have so I am assuming 2012 or later model

    You should return it, It is definitely going to be slower. But if it were me I would max out the machine with 16gb

    Look for this F3-1600C9D-16GRSL

    or if you want something that is guaranteed compatible with your mini then
    this FA-1600C11D-16GSQ slower than the first but is guaranteed to be compatible.
     
  4. Mortis360, Apr 18, 2014
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    Mortis360 thread starter macrumors member

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    I got the 2012 model, I can return it and just pay the shipping back to the store, is it necessary with 16GB on a pure media centre/server? I´m pushing at 3 GB now with the default 4GB inclued and thought 8GB should be enough for these tasks? Here in Norway it´s almost double the price for 16GB versus 8GB.

    Would I get a decrease in speed if i get a Crucial 8GB 1600mhz and use one of the already included 2GB sticks of memory, until I can get another Crucial 8GB 1600mhz?
     
  5. majkom macrumors 65816

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    8gb will be just fine, actually little overkill;)
     
  6. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You won't notice a difference in speed compared to having matched pairs of RAM.
     
  7. Mortis360 thread starter macrumors member

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    Then I´ll go with the 1x8GB Crucial 1600mhz stick, and have the option to upgrade later to 16GB instead of locking it all in with 2x4GB! :)

    Thank you! :)
     
  8. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    Hey, I did almost the same thing. When I ordered my 2012 2.3 i7 from B&H I accidentally selected 16GB of Crucial 1333 RAM instead of 1600. I lived with the measly 4GB RAM while waiting for the 16GB 1600 MHz. My hopes for creating a mini with an SSD and maximum RAM the first evening after I received it were dashed.

    I was so PO'd at myself that I ordered the correct RAM with overnight shipping then sent the mistake RAM back for credit a few days later.
     
  9. Mortis360 thread starter macrumors member

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    It´s easy to do those mistakes, specially on the evening as I did! Just gonna return it, already have ordered one 8GB, and I´ll get another one later this year, dosen´t hurt to max it out, but I need to afford it too! :)
     

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