Upgrading RAM of late 2009 Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by numegil, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. numegil macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm pretty terrible at hardware, so I'm just posting here to double check my facts and make sure I don't do anything stupid.

    I have a "late 2009" model Mac Mini (the only kind with 2.26GHz), and I wanna upgrade the RAM on it from the 2GB it came with to 8GB (or 4 if that's not possible). According to this link, it should be able to handle the full 8GB.

    That being said, is this what I'm looking for?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/8GB-DDR3-1066-M...ultDomain_0&hash=item2c5adc2e29#ht_1335wt_907

    Thanks,
    -Numegil
     
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    The Late 09 Mini can handle 8GB RAM (2x4GB - so can the early 09 Mini, though the early 09 Mini requires a firmware update to be installed first).

    I don't know if the RAM you linked to is compatible or not. Is there a reason why you're looking on eBay for RAM rather than buying it from some place else?
     
  3. philipma1957, Apr 5, 2011
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    philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    it looks as if it works but I don't know the seller or the name brand.



    I have used more then 50 of these below in mac mini 2009 models. ( i used to upgrade 2007 to 2009 minis) I know the seller. the price is close. I will look to see if they have an ebay sale some times they do.


    https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.ph...DDR3-1066-SODIMM-4GB-Original-Notebook-Memory

    this is the same ram and the same company selling it they have 3 ebay names. so if you want it from ebay buy this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/DDR3-1066-MHz-1...ultDomain_0&hash=item3cb69d6b1d#ht_2466wt_907


    notice they location is san jose ca in both cases. Plus I have purchased direct to superbiiz and from all three of their ebay companies.


    (ebay when I have e bucks to spend) or a few years ago when microsoft and bing was giving money away on ebay.
     
  4. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Personally, I've always been a bit touchy about buying electronics on eBay. If I were you, I'd go for an actual retailer.

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/3tdwj9p (link to a Newegg search for the RAM you need)

    That guy on eBay is selling each 4GB stick for $39, while Newegg has a pair for $80. The $2 difference (perhaps less after Newegg free shipping) is worth the peace of mind IMHO. I have a pair of 4GB G.SKILL sticks in my mini, and they work perfectly. Also, you should be fine with 8GB - I have that much in my early 2009 mini, and it's a peach.
     

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