Hi, im thinking of buying a mac mini, but the Apple RAM upgrades seem very expensive.
So this thread answered my question that upgrading yourself is possioble but i have a few more if anyone else can help please.
Does upgrading yourself void your warranty?
Is it a simple / easy upgrade to perform?
Is anyone able to recommend a reliable, readily available 16GB kit in the UK?
All ive seen is some on amazon.
Thanks in advance!
As far as "voiding" the warranty, the specific provisions of the Terms and Conditions govern. If the non-Apple part causes damage or a problem then you will not be covered. Otherwise, it's been my experience that you remain covered as before. I have replaced RAM in 2 minis and both continued to be covered by Apple Care for problems unrelated to the new RAM.
Sorry I can't make specific suggestions for purchases in the UK. I bought my RAM upgrades from Other World Computing, which is a company that specializes in Apple, but they are in Woodstock, Illinois. However they ship all over the world as I understand it. See http://www.macsales.com if you're interested. Their 16 GB kit (2 x 8 GB chips) is just under $100.
In the newer models of the mini the change of RAM is very simple, and is designated by Apple as a user changeabe part. You just remove the bottom round black cover by twisting it slightly to the left and the memory slots are immediately accessable.
Good luck. - Randy
upgrading mac mini ram is the easiest thing in the world
for 16 gig i agree with Randy u can buy in
http://www.macsales.com , or go to corsair...
so far it work flawless!!
but by the way consider the mac mini problem with the hdmi and etc if u still want to buy it,,,
i think u should wait a bit and gather more info
but that's just me