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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.
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  1. Mac RAM works great.

    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=551&name=Mac-Memory

    Most makers of RAM will label their RAM "Mac RAM" if it has be proven to work with Macs.
  2. 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.
  3. Ijack said:
    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.
    So you are telling me no problems with the ram you bought for your mac mini. Apple bullshits again.
  4. No problems at all. There's nothing special about Mac memory. Just buy it from a reputable retailer.
  5. Ijack said:
    No problems at all. There's nothing special about Mac memory. Just buy it from a reputable retailer.
    I will . They want to sell me 4 gigs of memory for $34.00. Thanks
  6. pull the existing memory out and match the spec... Use Crucial, Corsair, or Kensington:

    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=551&name=Mac-Memory
  7. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4805

    You are lucky... upgrading the 2011 Mac mini is easy.
    Getting inside my 2009 Mac mini was a pain in the butt.
  8. That's one thing they got right with the newer Minis. I never worked up my courage to try opening my original PPC Mini.
  9. Ijack said:
    That's one thing they got right with the newer Minis. I never worked up my courage to try opening my original PPC Mini.
    What about Kingston Memory any good? thanks
  10. 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.
  11. Ijack said:
    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.
    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
  12. Personally I have never had a Kingston die on me.

    Normal RAM works just fine too, it's just Mac RAM has the label claiming that it does work.

    RAM should work regardless however.
  13. 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.
  14. Ijack said:
    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.
    Someone told me that Kingston Memory is mediocre to use and it brings trouble in the Mac Mini regarding configuration.Confused?
  15. musical marv said:
    Someone told me that Kingston Memory is mediocre to use and it brings trouble in the Mac Mini regarding configuration.Confused?


    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.
  16. acron1 said:
    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.
    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
  17. musical marv said:
    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


    Most of the time its nonsense.
  18. Best answer
    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.
  19. Ijack said:
    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.
    Thanks good concept about that. Apple is overpriced I agree.
  20. halcyon said:
    Thanks for your input on this. where I am they only have Kingston Memory which is mediocre they tell me.
  21. On my regular computers I have never been let down by Kingston memory.

    I would go with it. Not a bad brand.
  22. amdfangirl said:
    On my regular computers I have never been let down by Kingston memory.

    I would go with it. Not a bad brand.
    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.
  23. I know how you feel. It's like this in Hong Kong as well.

    You ask for a refund, they laugh at you.

    It's almost accepted nothing has warranty.
  24. amdfangirl said:
    I know how you feel. It's like this in Hong Kong as well.

    You ask for a refund, they laugh at you.

    It's almost accepted nothing has warranty.
    I did know Hong Kong was like this also. I visited Kawloon 2 years ago. A beautiful city indeed. How are the prices of the Macs there in Hong Kong compared to the states?Thanks Marv
  25. I honestly don't know. Your google search is as good as mine.
  26. amdfangirl said:
    I honestly don't know. Your google search is as good as mine.
    Google is not like actually visiting the store and the salesperson haggles with you about the price.
  27. I will be in Hong Kong perhaps October 2012?

    I live in Sydney, Australia you know. :)
  28. amdfangirl said:
    I will be in Hong Kong perhaps October 2012?

    I live in Sydney, Australia you know. :)
    I did not realize this.Australlia a beautiful country to. A lot of Aussies residing here. The prices are higher than the states I see comparing computers and electronics.
  29. Prices in Australia always include tax. In America they are added on depending on which state you buy from etc.
  30. Best answer selected by musical marv.
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