Ram for macmini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by lympero, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. lympero macrumors 6502a

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  3. lympero thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thx for the fast reply!
    Btw...
    Samsung or Crucial?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Doesn't matter, though Crucial has a good reputation. I myself have some third party RAM in my 2007 iMac and my 2009 MBP and it runs okay.
     
  5. eutexian macrumors regular

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  6. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    I used Samsung RAM sticks in my two minis (8 GB in each mini). They have not given me any problems.
     
  7. Riverrun macrumors regular

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    Apple use Samsung?

    Personally, I use Crucial or Kingston; they're easier to get where I live. As far as I know, Apple themselves use Samsung in the computers they sell which is kind of peculiar given the legal battles they've had with Samsung.
     
  8. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    I have never used anything except Mushkin RAM in my Apple systems and I've never had any issues!
     
  9. eutexian macrumors regular

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    my 2011 came with hynix:

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  10. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    the 2011 minis are very tolerant of ram brands. In no order all of these work:

    Samsung

    kingston

    gskill

    (crucial/micron) same company

    pny


    I have used all of the above in 2011 minis all work. Corsair works I have also used it but a lot of people on this forum have had trouble with it.


    I go by price and in the usa gSkill has had good prices and good results for me. More then 50 pairs all good but one.

    Hynix and samsung are pretty much the stock parts in base 2011 minis.
     
  11. Riverrun macrumors regular

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    Just checked the RAM that came with my i7 Mini and, yes, they are Hynix!
     
  12. frank4 macrumors regular

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    Have Mushkin in mine (see sig for exact type) and no problems. The chips on the sticks are Micron.

    Usually my Mini is actually using "only" up to 4 GB ram.
     

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