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2011 Mac Mini 8GB or 16GB RAM?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After looking around a little longer, I have found a Corsair Vengeance set called CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10.

The thing is, it does not show up on Corsairs own site - but it can be found in hardware stores here and there online + on eBay.

As far as I know its a 2x8GB set, 1.600 MHz, CL10.


Anyone know this set and if it's for real?
Here in Denmark it cost close to $175, wich is not so bad so I'm thinking about giving it a shot, buying a set and see what shows up...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the crucial will fit I think the corsair is 240 pin a no go.


I found this info on the corsair.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233265


50 50 chance one good review one bad, but it will fit your mini.

If you buy it please post results. also remember to run rember ram test.

http://kelleycomputing.net/rember/
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
the crucial will fit I think the corsair is 240 pin a no go.


Really?

Everywhere I find this SKU: CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10 I see it mentioned as 204pin SO-DIMM.

Like what they do here:

http://www.ramexperts.com/corsair-cmsx16gx3m2a1600c10-vengeance-performance-16gb-2-x-8gb-204-pin-ddr3-so-dimm-1600mhz-laptop-memory.html

Brand
CORSAIR
Model
CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10
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204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM

Capacity
16GB (2 x 8GB)
Speed
DDR3 1600
Cas Latency
10
Timing
10-10-10-27
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1.5V
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Dual Channel Kit

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

note I said I think and I corrected my info see the post above. you were too fast for the correction happens with typing on the net.
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lacie little big disk 2x 512gb ssds
synology 2tb disk station


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
note I said I think and I corrected my info see the post above. you were too fast for the correction happens with typing o nthe net.


Thank you for the clarification Smile
When I get the mini I think I till give them a shot, I have used Corsair RAM in most of my systems and they have never disappointed me.

I ordered the new i7 build-to-order yesterday, so should have it within 2 weeks from now...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the clarification
When I get the mini I think I till give them a shot, I have used Corsair RAM in most of my systems and they have never disappointed me.

I ordered the new i7 build-to-order yesterday, so should have it within 2 weeks from now...



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please do let use know if the 16gb ram at 1600 mhz does work.

it should work and i am curious as I do lots of custom builds for users.
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2010 Mm 2.4 C2D oem 320gb hdd 8gb ram
2012Mm base 2.5 with 16gb ram diy fusion drive
2012Mm quad with 8gb ram oem 1tb hdd

promise pegasus r6 3x 3tb + 3x 4tb =21tb hdds
lacie little big disk 2x 512gb ssds
synology 2tb disk station


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
please do let use know if the 16gb ram at 1600 mhz does work.

it should work and i am curious as I do lots of custom builds for users.


I will let you know Smile

I just ran the Rember test on the machine I currently have, just to see how it worked. Oh my god it took forever for just 1 run with these 8GB sticks, almost 3 hours!
Now I know next time to do it over night instead...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233265
Mini user says good, MacBook Pro says got bad chips.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI there,
my first post here.

I have had my 2011 2.7ghz i7 8gb ram 7200rpm HD mac mini since July last year.

I run Logic pro with it and its very good.

I tried 16gig of ram in it for a while and it didnt make any difference at all.

It was Ram from OWC.

My conclusion is that the CPU is not fast enough to utilize 16gig of ram.

BUT posts in forums indicate that

the 2.0ghz i7 quad core mini does have the CPU to utilize the Ram hike from 8gig to 16gig.

Maybe the new ram from crucial
http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=73362F4DA5CA7304

will be a better one for the 2.7 i7 mini.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Received my new i7 MM yesterday with the original 4GB RAM in (and 5400rpm hdd), omg its slooow.... Was used to having 8GB and two hybrid 7400 rpm momentus xt in raid0. Ordered the Vengeance ram from Corsair in 16GB just now, expect to have them beginning next week - will report back when i know if they work.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

after being sold out they are back, it is less than $100 for the pair with the discount:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-144-555&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=25&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo
ordered a pair I hope they work with a Mac Mini mid 2011.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AT0MAC wrote:
Ordered the Vengeance ram from Corsair in 16GB just now, expect to have them beginning next week - will report back when i know if they work.


By the way, the Cosairs have item number CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10, are kind of hard to find not even on Corsairs website so my guess it they are a really new model.

I promised to repport back and the repport is I can't really recommend them - only if you want both fast and much memory. Like for heavy photoshop editing. For everyday use the Kingston PnP DDR1867 2x4 kit seems to better value. Just received that one instead the other day and am currently benching it for this thread: http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=207983
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zedtvl wrote:
after being sold out they are back, it is less than $100 for the pair with the discount:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-144-555&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=25&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo
ordered a pair I hope they work with a Mac Mini mid 2011.


I just got them (until march 30th they were giving 30% off in addtion to the 8gb sd card).
They are installed, used Rember to test them, no problem so far with my new Mac Mini mid 2011.
Each free 8gb SD cards works perfect as well.
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