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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:19 pm    Post subject: Looking for RAM upgrade testimonials Reply with quote

I've been browsing the last 15-20 minutes about RAM upgrades. I plan on making a purchase within the next week to upgrade my mini to 1GB. I was wondering if we could get some people to post testimonials of upgrades. They seem to be scattered about and I was hoping to have them a bit organized in one thread, not only for my use but also for other new comers looking to upgrade.

So how about it. I think it would be helpful to post sucess and failure stories to help users avoid and purchase the correct RAM. How about a template:
Make:
Model:
Speed: (i.e. PC3200 or 400MHz)
Size:
Cost:
Store/Website:
Experience:

Or anything else you find useful.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kingston ValueRAM 512mb 184 pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 333 (PC 2700) memory from NewEgg is what I used in my mini. Works fine. Paid $75 in February 2005.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea!

Make: PQI
Model: MD441GUOE
Speed: PC3200
Cas Latency: 3
Size: 1GB
Cost: $112 down a few bucks now Crying or Very sad
Store/Website: Newegg
Experience: No problems so far...knock on chip!

http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820141198
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make: Crucial
Model: CT431640
Speed: PC2700 333Hhz
Size: 1GB
Cost: $160
Experience: Wish I had bought the PQI listed above and saved some money! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought a Mini 1.25GHz and immediately popped it open.

I threw in a Centon PC2700 333MHz 512MB module which worked great. I even had a Thermaltake heat spreader on it, and it fit (that I was concerned about).

I got the module for $39 from CompUSA after rebates.

Right now TigerDirect has ULTRA 512MB PC3200 400MHz DDR RAM for $29.99 after rebate. This stuff works great at 400MHz for my gaming PC, so it will be good in the Mini.

The FSB is only 167 MHz, so it really won't take advantage of a 400MHz memory module.

And I have seen Newegg.com having 1GB PC3200 DDR for $100, whihc is pretty darn good as well.

Keep an eye on Techbargains.com.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the PQI from newegg as well. Just poke around on newegg. There is a $80 stick that quite a few mini owners have left positive comments about on the newegg reviews. It absolutely doesn't make sense to spend $50 on 512mb when 1G sticks can be had for $80.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DoFa wrote:
I got the PQI from newegg as well. Just poke around on newegg. There is a $80 stick that quite a few mini owners have left positive comments about on the newegg reviews. It absolutely doesn't make sense to spend $50 on 512mb when 1G sticks can be had for $80.

Ditto for me to. Threw it in one of my mini's before I even powered it up for the first time. Have yet to have any issues with it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ordered the 1GB Corsair from Newegg for $89.00.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145505

Let you know when I get it!
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

senn wrote:
Just ordered the 1GB Corsair from Newegg for $89.00.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145505

Let you know when I get it!


What ? You didn't buy the PQI! JK I swear PQI is getting more free press on the Mac mini forums than they've ever had!
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just poped in 1GB stick for $87.99 out the door. Now what do you with the 256MB PC3200 stick left over.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do u know if the PNY 1GB RAM (from Office Depot) works with the mac mini??? Cause... mine is on its way....
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the specs?
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the specs are:

1GB DDR SDRAM PC3200 184-pin DIMM
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

k3lso wrote:
the specs are:

1GB DDR SDRAM PC3200 184-pin DIMM


Get a call tag immediately.....just kidding!

It should work fine! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently bought a Kingston 1GB stick at Outpost for $89 after rebate.

http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator/partsinfo.asp?ktcpartno=KTA-G4333/1G
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