I always consult Crucial's memory configuration tool. For a late-2012 Mac mini, see http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible....
According to them, this Mac can go up to 16GB (2 SO-DIMMs of 8GB each). The SO-DIMMs should be DDRL3L-1600 (DDR3L PC3L-12800, CL=11, unbuffered, non-ECC, DDR3L-1600, 1.35v)
The SO-DIMMs you mentioned seem like they should be compatible (CL=10 should work fine in a computer that can accept CL=11). But I would only buy from a vendor that has a compatibility guarantee. If there's a problem, I would want to be able to return them for a refund.
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