Mac mini (Late 2012): Memory specifications and upgrades

Learn which kinds of memory to use with your Mac mini (Late 2012) and Mac mini server (Late 2012).

Mac mini (Late 2012) and Mac mini server (Late 2012) computers have two internal memory slots. These slots accept standard PC3-12800 DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMMs (Small Outline DIMM) with the following specifications:

  • PC3-12800 DDR3 
  • Unbuffered
  • Non-parity
  • 204-pin module
  • 1600 MHz

You can use RAM module sizes of 2 GB, 4 GB or 8 GB in each slot. For best performance, don't mix sizes of memory modules. Install two identical memory modules.

DIMMs with the following features will not work:

  • Registers or buffers
  • PLLs
  • ECC
  • Parity

Learn more

Learn about upgrading your Mac mini (late 2012) memory.

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