[SOLVED] Mac Mini Memory

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musical marv

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Can anyone please tell me what is a good compatible memory to use referring to 4 gigs for the 2011 Mac Mini.? Thanks Marv Incidentally Apple I spoke to said their are incompatibility problems with 3rd part ram.
 
I just got 8GB from Crucial in the UK for my new Mac Mini server. Much, much cheaper than Apple's price - I don't know how they have the nerve to charge 160 UK pounds for 4GB when 8GB was 36 UK pounds. That's nearly 10 times more from Apple - no wonder they recommend that you buy memory from them!

Buy from a reputable seller and you'll have no problems - and get 8GB whilst you're about it; it's so cheap it's not worth bothering with just 4.
 

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So you are telling me no problems with the ram you bought for your mac mini. Apple bullshits again.
 
Kingston memory has a good reutation, so should be fine. If you've never opened the memory cover you'll find it takes a fair bit of force to twist it (mine did anyway), and even more to replace it. But don't worry; it's just tough plastic and aluminium and I don't think there's any way you could damage it.
 

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I am not to coordinated so I will let a apple provider help me in this.Is Crucial better than Kingston in your own professional opinion? Thanks
 
I don't think there's an appreciable difference in memory from any of the major manufacturers. Like as not it's the same component with a different name stamped on it.

I didn't mean to make the upgrade process sound difficult. It isn't (I'm much the same age as you Marv). I just meant to say don't worry if it takes a little more force to get the cover off and on than you might ecpect. You can find videos on YouTube detailing the procedure.
 

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Someone told me that Kingston Memory is mediocre to use and it brings trouble in the Mac Mini regarding configuration.Confused?
 

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Although I personally don’t believe that there is much difference in memory from one manufacturer to another as long as you are dealing with major manufacturers (Micron, Crucial etc.) I have in the past ordered from OWC. They specialize on products for Mac and stand behind their products. Having said that I would only spend a small premium to buy memory from them...
Good luck.
 

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I spoke with Apple today and they told me they are having trouble with different memory being installed in their machines. Would you stick with the original 2 gigs that came with it or go within 4 gigs and maybe look for problems.Thanks
 
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Most of the time its nonsense.
 
If I was trying to sell memory at 8 times the price that everyone else was I might be tempted to make up a few scare stories too. The only drawback I can think of is that Apple might claim that using third party memory voids the warranty (although I very much doubt that that would stand up in a court of law). So keep the original memory and put it back in if you need to make a warranty claim.
 

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Thanks good concept about that. Apple is overpriced I agree.
 

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The problem here where I live now there is no warranty with this memory.Sucks read bad here to be a consumer with no backing at all.
 
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