Ram for 2011 Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ricardoflamingo, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. ricardoflamingo macrumors member

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    I bought the 8 gig Corsair Ram from Amazon. I installed it and kept getting kernel panics. I sent the Ram back to Amazon.
    Now I am back to square one with 2 gigs of Ram.
    Can someone please recommend some good Ram at a reasonable price? My gut says OWC, but it is a bit pricey. Thank You.
     
  2. Vermifuge macrumors 6502

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    Crucial is your best bet. Did you order 1.35v or 1.5v ram?
     
  3. ricardoflamingo thread starter macrumors member

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    This is what I had. 1.5v.
    8GB (2 X 4GB) DDR3 Laptop Memory Kit - 1333MHz Unbuffered CL 9 SODIMM Memory 9-9-9-24 1.5V
     
  4. rshanahan macrumors regular

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    Oh No!

    Nice, I have corsair memory coming (from newegg) for my 2011 mini. Will be interesting to see how it works. CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9

    Looks like the same specs. Fingers crossed. I've been pretty lucky with generic ram from newegg on my 2010 mini's and 2010 mbp's. That was 1066 memory, maybe 1333 is a bit more finicky.

    It may arrive tomorrow or Friday. I'll let you know. Fortunately my 2011 mini is for my theater media server, so it's not critical and memory was just for a little better responsiveness.
     
  5. indg macrumors 6502

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    been using the 8gb corsair ram for over 3 weeks now. haven't seen a single kernel panic.
     
  6. ricardoflamingo thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone using this "Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 Laptop Memory Model KVR1333D3SOK2/8GR" ?
     
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  8. saulinpa macrumors 6502

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    Been using that set for almost a month. Works fine. Ordered from Newegg.com
     
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  11. mikochu macrumors member

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    I bit the bullet and ordered the Corsair kit on amazon. Let's hope all is well. *fingers crossed*
     
  12. mikochu macrumors member

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    I installed the Corsair 8GB and booted up the Mac Mini (i5 2.5). Everything seemed fine. I installed MemTest and booted into Single-User mode and ran it over night. Everything seems to check out fine. So far, so good! :)
     
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  14. Mackneezie macrumors member

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    I purchased the same RAM off Amazon when purchasing my mini.
    "Corsair 8 GB DDR3 Laptop Memory Kit CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9"

    $47.99

    Been using it for 3 months with no issues. I use this PC as my theater PC and it works great! We use it every day for streaming videos and just surfing the web.
     
  15. Skoopman macrumors 6502

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    I bought the same RAM over here for about 45$ and works great so far, I recommend it.
     
  16. southerndoc macrumors 65816

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    Is anyone using the new 8GB memory modules to give the mini 16GB? Curious how stable it is since I'm considering buying a mini soon.
     
  17. esmith macrumors member

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    Buy Kingston.... Corsair is horrible, take that crap out of Macs all the time.
    Buy two KTA-MB1333/4G
     
  18. steve knight Suspended

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    had no problems with corsair ram for a month or so then got the kernel panics. found one bad stick. I sent it in under warranty and will see. But I have the same memory in another mini and it is fine.
     
  19. Biff... macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the same RAM, with my new Mini, got it for $24.99 with rebate.
     
  20. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    corsair samsung elpida all tested by myself all work
     
  21. bobpensik macrumors regular

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    I have always bought OWC RAM and never had any issues
     

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