Most compatible memory

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Abdulhaq, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Abdulhaq macrumors member

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    I want to upgrade my mid 2011 Mac-mini (the i5 model) from 4gb to 16gb ram. I would like to know between OWC, Corsair and Crucial brands which brand is the most compatible with this model of the mac-mini.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    As long as the memory meets the specs and is from a reliable manufacturer, it will work and there is no difference. Among the three you mentioned, I would just buy whichever you can find the cheapest.
     
  3. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    I always go to Crucial's website and use their Advisor Tool to find the specs of the memory for my system. Then go to the other sites and compare prices. I got Crucial RAM for $20 cheaper on Amazon for my 2012 Mac mini.
     
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    I've noticed the same thing. You can get the part number from crucial.com then look on Amazon and the exact same part is almost always cheaper.
     
  5. Kaida macrumors regular

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    mac mini 2011 is the one which is least fussy with rams, it can even run up to 1866mhz.

    I usually prefer to buy crucial or kingston rams.
     
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