Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to ryanomite)
Faster memory should work, as long as the specs are otherwise compatible, i.e. the RAM physically fits and the pinouts match etc.
Slower memory will not work.
RAM is dirt cheap right now. You can get a full 16gb for your new Mini for well under a hundred bucks. Don't muck with either of your computers to save the price of a nice dinner out with your wife.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to ryanomite)
Use the correct RAM for your Mini.
Slower is not correct. Faster is not correct.MacBooks iMacs iPads AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 27 years Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2013 9:18 AM (in response to ryanomite)
I have the same machine, and did the change successfully, 8gb 1333, 4x2. I use continuously FCP and my macmini has a very good performance. I guess it would be better with 1600 memory, but now I can not afford it.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to romannovich)
Thanks but just remember that when your Mac crashes in the future, RAM is likely to be the reason, so do not forget about having installed it. Such crash is likely to occur at a most inopportune time.MacBooks iMacs iPads AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 28 years Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2013 2:04 PM (in response to ryanomite)
The new Macs are very sensitive to Ram spec. and design. Even some Ram at the correct spec can cause issues. I have read through many sites and have read about all the crashing or unstable issues. On my late Mac Mini I used Crucial "certified for Mac" 1600 and no issues. You can try the 1333 but I suggest you use what Apple specifies.