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Model A1347 with 2.4 or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor.

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Can I use this memory to upgrade the MacMini?

Here is the link to the memory I want to buy:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...

It looks like it should work but I am concerned that it won't because it has a higher speed rating. Shouldn't it just run at the lower speed rating that the machine is capable of?

MacMini4,1 currently 4GB, 2.4GHz Running Mavericks and up to date EFI.

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Your box supports 1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SO-DIMMs. So theoretically it would work... but the brand name is unknown, e.g. not top tier. Crucial, Kingston, PNY.

Sometimes it 's the tightwad that ends up spending the most $... for ~20$ I'd go top tier.

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The mid-2010 Mac mini officially supports up to 8GB of DDR3-1066 RAM; but it does run 16GB DDR3-1066's -- it doesn't, however, support higher clock speed modules.

As far as G.Skill as a brand is concerned: they aren't "unknown". They have a solid reputation for performance products. Sure they don't have in-house memory IC's (ie: Crucial/Micron, Kingston, Samsung, etc), but they are hardly considered an "unknown" brand. But I digress...

OWC offers 16GB DDR3-1066's that work in the Macmini4,1's at a $50 premium (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20W...).

My set are using SK Hynix H5TQ8G83AMR-PBC. Judging from SK Hynix's product coding convention, that "PBC" part indicates it's a DDR3-1600 @ 11-11-11 timings; however, the modules are apparently clocked as DDR3-1066 @ 7-7-7 timings.

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