New Mac Mini - Ram - I need Everyones Help Please

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by TechWhore, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. TechWhore macrumors regular

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  3. Durandal549 macrumors member

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    No, The OP was correct. The one you linked is DDR2. The new mini's are DDR3. The link in the first post is the correct ram.
     
  4. chrunck macrumors newbie

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    I was having the same problem. The one linked to on Newegg is this one on Crucial's site. However, Crucial updated their memory recommendation thing, and they recommend this one instead. They appear to have the exact same specs, but different part numbers (and same price). WTF?

    Also, the one posted by Drewsky doesn't have the correct number of pins, so definitely don't buy that one.

    I just ordered two Mac Minis, but I'll probably wait and see on the memory upgrade.
     
  5. OldMike macrumors 6502

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    DDR3 is correct for the NEW Mac Mini

    Yes, that looks like you got the right part.

    That seems like a great deal for 4 GB of DDR3, which had been more expensive not too long ago. I wonder how noticeable the performance of the DDR3 RAM will be vs DDR2 found in the old Mac Mini's?

    Congrats on your new Mini!
     
  6. TechWhore thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you Durandal, and from what everyone is saying Increasing the original from 1 gb to 4gb should up the video's ram usage to 256mb as well right?

    Or is that not proven yet?
     
  7. TechWhore thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Mike I haven't ordered it yet... lol... want to make to verify that if I upgrade the ram, it will upgrade the video to 256 mb also
     
  8. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

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    Whoops, sorry...I'm still stuck in the old Mac Mini world lol :p

    Forget my post then.
     
  9. TechWhore thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does anyone also know... If I buy the ram and take it a mac verified technician, and have them install it will the apple care still be in effect?
     
  10. chrunck macrumors newbie

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    This guy says it worked for him.
     
  11. Durandal549 macrumors member

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    Edit: Just saw the above post. That is great news!
     
  12. roski11 macrumors regular

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    related question:

    If I bought the 24" with 2gb ddr2 ram and want to give it more ram would I buy another 2gb chip or the 4gb 2pac and replace the whole thing ?
     
  13. Drumerdude macrumors member

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    DDR3 is the correct memory. They all seem like great deals.
     

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