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yanathin

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Jan 11, 2006
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I'm looking to upgrade the RAM in my mid-2010 Mac Mini. I read that the highest speed supported by this 2010 model (C2D 2.4Ghz) is 1066Mhz, but I was wondering if it would be okay to put in 1333Mhz RAM in case I decided to upgrade to the newer Mini further down the road (which does support the higher speed). Would it just automatically run at the lower clock speed, would I have to tell it to do that manually, or would it just not run at all? I'd appreciate the help. Thank you!
 

martinm0

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Feb 27, 2010
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It will only take the 1066 in my experience. I tried taking the 4GB RAM from my 2011 MBP and put it in the Mini thinking it would just clock down. It ran, but it was flakey and regurlary got a panic and had to force shut down.

Get the 1066.
 

yanathin

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 11, 2006
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It will only take the 1066 in my experience. I tried taking the 4GB RAM from my 2011 MBP and put it in the Mini thinking it would just clock down. It ran, but it was flakey and regurlary got a panic and had to force shut down.

Get the 1066.

Thanks for the advice! I'd rather not take my chances with the 1333Mhz... I know there are people out there that haven't had problems with it, but I know I'd be the lucky one that gets the panics. 1066Mhz it is! Plus I just found out my late-2009 iMac takes the same stuff, so I'm going to take the 2x2GB from my iMac to put in my Mini and buy 2x4GB for my iMac. Win-win!
 

EmmanuelGomez

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Sep 21, 2011
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Get the 1066.[/QUOTE said:
I know this was already answered but I just wanted to ass my input given that I JUST RAN INTO this exact same issue. I bought 1066 from OWC and they sent me the wrong type (1333). I found out something funny, you can ass one stick of 1333 and the mini will run just fine, shoot i even added my stock 1GB stick to it and it ran fine as well. BUT when I add both of my 4GB 1333 I got the "one beep" error. I called OWC and asked for a replacement and to make sure they send me the correct one this time (1066) and BOOM, 2x4GB sticks and the system runs amazing. I hope this helps anyone else who decides to do the same as me
 

rusty2192

macrumors 6502a
Oct 15, 2008
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Kentucky
Thanks for the advice! I'd rather not take my chances with the 1333Mhz... I know there are people out there that haven't had problems with it, but I know I'd be the lucky one that gets the panics. 1066Mhz it is! Plus I just found out my late-2009 iMac takes the same stuff, so I'm going to take the 2x2GB from my iMac to put in my Mini and buy 2x4GB for my iMac. Win-win!

I did this same thing with my late 2009 iMac and late 2008 MacBook. Now I just need to pick up a couple more sticks to max out the iMac :D
 

808?

macrumors 6502a
Aug 4, 2011
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Hong Kong
I got a 2010 mini 2 days ago and added 2 x 4GB 1066 Kingston ram sticks. All doing well so far.

I also replaced the stock 320Gb hard drive with a OCZ 60GB SSD and it flies! (running 10.6)
 

KibosJ

macrumors newbie
Oct 6, 2011
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I have 2 sticks (4GBs) of Kingston 1333 in my Mac Mini 2010 and I have ZERO problems.

Works amazingly :)
 
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