Upgrading Mac Mini Ram

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Shadylane315, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Shadylane315 macrumors regular

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    Looking to upgrade my ram and I'm not sure where to buy it from. Would love to know of a place that has a trade in program for the ram already inside the machine.
     
  2. surroundfan macrumors 6502

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  3. Shadylane315 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. surroundfan macrumors 6502

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    In that case, any 1333MHz SO-DIMM will work a treat.* 8GB is pretty reasonable at ~$50, but if you wanted to splurge, a 16GB kit can be had for under $400 these days (and likely to plummet below $200 by the end of the year, if previous trends are anything to go by).

    You'd get $14 for your RAM, but I presume you'd have to post it in, cutting the savings.

    *Cheap stuff is a bit riskier, but should still be okay.
     
  5. RByers89 macrumors newbie

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    I bought this. Has a $10 mail in rebate this month only so buy it quick and turn it in. Only $35ish for 8gb is a good deal IMO. Been working great for me.
     
  6. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    Pretty much any RAM is hit or miss. I've relied on OWC/MacSales for RAM in the past, but the original and replacement modules I got from them for my 2010 Mini had problems. The modules took several months to troubleshoot, and by the time I was able to return them, they only wanted to refund me the (much lower) market price, which rubbed me the wrong way from a company that's usually very good with customer service (to their credit, they did ultimately process a full refund). I'm currently using cheap G.Skill modules from Newegg and they're working fine.

    All in all, despite my individual experience with OWC I still think they're the go-to place for RAM. Just run your new modules through a pass of Rember/memtest to make sure they're good. Any decent company should accept a bad memtest result for an RMA.
     
  7. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    usa sales only

    here is a sale on 8gb ram 35 bucks
    and a free flash card.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231342

    I have purchased more then 40 sticks of this. I am 40 for 40 with this ram
    every stick has passed a 5 pass rember test on a 2011 mac mini.
     
  8. RByers89 macrumors newbie

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    Guess it would help if I pasted the link? :p

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YUF8ZG
     

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