Transfer RAM from 2012 2.5 i5 to 2011 2.3 i5 - Possible?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by exy, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. exy macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2015
    I have two mac minis - the 2011 model with 2.3 i5 processor and 2012 model 2.5 i5 processor. My 2012 has 16GB ram from OWC. Is is possible to put it inside my 2011 model?
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
    Mac mini 2011 : 204-pin PC-10600 (1333 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM
    Mac mini 2012 : 204-pin PC3-12800 (1600 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM

    "The Mac Mini Mid 2011 supports up to 8GB DDR3-1333 MHz of RAM officially. However, one can install 16GB DDR3-1333 MHz of RAM or DDR3-1600 MHz RAM in both amounts. The SODIMM Modules fit but simply down-clock. I have 16GB DDR3-1600 in my 2.3GHz Mid 2011 Mac Mini and it runs perfectly and passes all of the standard Apple ASD testing. If you are installing 16GB modules make sure to do memory testing because there is a higher defect rate in 8GB chips when compared to their 2GB and 4GB cousins."

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