New Mac Mini memory

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Kurgan, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Kurgan macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning to buy the basic model of the new mini but want 4GB of RAM. I think the apple upgrade is a bit expensive to I want to do it mycself. What kind of memory should I buy? I know it's DDR3 but that's about it. Also do I need to buy a 4 or GB, hence is there available space or do I need to replace the existing memory?
     
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  3. iSavant macrumors regular

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    If you're looking to go to 4... Don't stop there. Look/price the 8 gb (4gb x 2) also.

    Macsales/owc had been my recommendation in the past, but I'm having a hard time sending bidness their way right now.
     
  4. Vermifuge macrumors 6502

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    The only place i deal with is Micron / Crucial. Crucial has been selling quality memory for as long as i have been into computers
     
  5. iSavant macrumors regular

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    I've got 6 sticks of 4 GB 10600 1333MHz memory coming from Crucial right now. Two are bound for the new Mac mini.
     
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    Mine beat my i7 to my home. They are sitting on my desk taunting me.
     
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  8. Tucom macrumors 65816

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    Anyone know if the Mini can take 16GBs? Apple has underrated RAM capacity in the past, or could just not have been tested yet.

    Do 8GB single sticks exist yet for what the Mini uses?
     
  9. Vermifuge macrumors 6502

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    OWC has a 16 GB kit that should be available any day now. but that's 8GB x 2 and the cost is about $1500 for the kit
     
  10. Tucom macrumors 65816

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    There's no way it's gonna cost that much, might as well sell the Mini and use that money plus this money to get a Mac Pro :rolleyes:


    Either that, or they're trying to weed out people with more money than sense :confused: (no offense to anyone really, but $1500?? Can't be true?)
     
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    Here
     
  12. philipma1957, Jul 25, 2011
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    philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    IT IS new so you pay more for the fixed costs that were spent to create it. In 3 to 6 months it will be under 300 a stick. For the mac pro 16 gb sticks were 900 each last christmas they are now about 300. Also for some people using mini's in a business where the size matters even at 1000 a pair it may pay to buy them. if you want them badly here they are for under 840 a pair


    http://cgi.ebay.com/Elpida-8GB-Sing...ultDomain_0&hash=item415b6f96ba#ht_1147wt_916
     
  13. Tucom macrumors 65816

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    Given it's less than $100 for 8Gb's, it'd be cheaper just buy another Mac Mini and upgrade the RAM again: http://blog.macsales.com/11222-owc-...for-new-2011-apple-mac-mini-models#more-11222


    1500, I'd almost be willing to bet that much that it won't cost that much.


    EDIT: Just clicked the eBay link. Yeah, I guess it is true. Wow, but at the price point, again, it's almost better just to get another Mac Mini and divide tasks? lol
     
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  16. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    From what I've heard this it a two fold answer:
    1) Yes is will recognise 16GB RAM
    2) The specific chipset for the Mac Mini wouldn't and can't actually use more than 8GB RAM of physical RAM.

    As stated on the Intel site, infact they recommend 8GB.
     
  17. biscuit141 macrumors newbie

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    How does Corsair memory stack up? I have purchased Crucial in the past, but the Corsair was $10 cheaper on Amazon and offered free shipping. I think as lonk as it is a brand name it is hard to go wrong. What do you think?
     
  18. TheBaconKing macrumors regular

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    I have always used OWC memory when I upgrade my computers. Great porducts. As a matter of fact I just ordered 4GB for my Base mini after seeing how slow it really was with 2GB.
     

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