Will this RAM be OK for the latest Mac Mini?

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  1. deepakvrao, Mar 3, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012

    deepakvrao macrumors regular

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    http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-ddr...ew--&ref=f20ada38-c61e-49c8-ae4a-978f00ea65dc

    Planning to put in 2 2GB modules.

    Specs:


    Specifications of Corsair DDR3 2 GB Laptop RAM (CMSO2GX3M1A1333C9)
    GENERAL
    Memory Type: 2 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SO-DIMM
    Memory Standard: DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
    Compatible Device: Laptop
    Pins: 204-pin
    Burst Length: 8
    Error Check: Non-ECC
    Buffered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
    Model ID: CMSO2GX3M1A1333C9
    MEMORY
    Memory Clock: 166 MHz
    Technology: DDR3 SDRAM Memory
    CAS Latency: 09-09-2009
    POWER
    Specified Voltage: 1.5 V

    And what the Apple website say is required:

    Mac mini (Mid 2011) computers have two internal memory slots. These slots accept a standard PC3-10600 DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMMs (Small Outline DIMM) with the following specifications:

    PC3-10600 DDR3
    Unbuffered
    Non-parity
    204-pin module
    1333 MHz
    You can use RAM module sizes of 1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB in each slot.

    DIMMs with the following features will not work with these Mac mini models:

    Registers or buffers
    PLLs
    ECC
    Parity
    EDO RAM

    I really need some help here as I have no clue what the second part of what Apple says 'will not work' means.

    Another one from Transcend and Kingston:

    http://www.flipkart.com/transcend-j...ew--&ref=4e6ad171-9680-45ef-bc14-8c524c879c4b

    http://www.flipkart.com/kingston-dd...ew--&ref=8cf340e2-d94b-46af-8e6b-b10a54afe037

    Both say that they are for laptops. Would they fit the Mini? Would you guys recommend Corsair or Transcend, or Kingston?
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Any of those should work. Have you looked at the price difference of 4gb sticks for a total of 8gb? Not sure of your prices but here the difference is only about 50% more for 2x the ram. You could also buy 1 4gb stick and pair it with 1 1gb stick temporarily if cost is a factor.
     
  3. deepakvrao thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Paul. I had earlier thought of getting a 4gb, but forgot now when I was planning to order. Thanks for reminding me. I think I'll get a 4gb, and use 5gb total. It's on my Dads Mini, and his usage is pretty basic, so I doubt that he would need 8gb.

    I can then put one GB in my daughters imac.
     
  4. someguy macrumors 68020

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    I am thinking of picking up a Mac mini next week. Swapping out RAM does not void its warranty?

    EDIT: Nevermind, the answer was obvious after re-reading the Mac mini page on apple.com. :p
     
  5. deepakvrao thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just put in a transcend 4GB stick, and it makes a HUGE difference.

    Thanks guys.
     

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