Quad i7 here... Can I transfer memory?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by marclondon, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. marclondon macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2009
    I ordered a 2012 i7 refurb quad from Apple yesterday at about 2.30 pm in London and it was delivered at 10 am this morning. Apple really does do great service - the delivery also included an iPad with engraving for a gift.

    One question (I think the answer is no) - can I use the 2 x 4GB memory in my 2009 Mini in the 2012 model?

  2. ServiceTag macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2008
    No, 2009 MM is using different modules, you could use them only in 2010 models.
    MM 2012 have PC3-12800 and they will run in MM2011 even though they using slower PC3-10600
  3. dogslobber macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
    Yes. I took a 4g DIMM from a 2009 and stuck it in the 2012 along with an 8gb DIMM I got from elsewhere. Works a treat but at lowest memory speed but who cares!

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