Memory upgrade problem - Corsair

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by allisonv7, May 5, 2012.

  1. allisonv7 macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I have a just-purchased 2.3ghz mini and I bought some memory at Fry's to upgrade it.

    When I installed in and tried to boot the computer it just beeped a few times and never powered up.

    I reinstalled the stock memory and everything is fine.

    This is what I bought:
    2x4gb DDR3 1333MHz
    CMS08GX3M2A1333C9

    Suggestions? Should I just try to take it back? I'm pretty sure the memory was seated properly but if you think I should try it again I will.

    Thanks, Allison.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Improper seating is the source of many people's problem with RAM. I'd try it again.
     
  3. allisonv7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I got it, it was definitely the seating. I had it in pretty firmly but unplugged everything and tried again. It took more force than I ever had to use on my iMac, but it works, so we're good!

    Thanks!
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Glad it worked out!
     
  5. lilsoccakid74 macrumors 6502

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    I have found the same problem with my 2011 mini in particular. I have never used that much force before, and its always an extremely uncomfortable/sweaty experience:D

    Glad its working!
     

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