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today i received 2x1gb ram for my mac mini that i purchased off ebay. I got everything apart and took out the old 2x512 ram and installed the 2x1gb ram, then put everything back together (I even watched like 5 videos on how to do it) I did everything very gental and did not force anything and made sure everything fit in the right spot. Now once i got it all back together i go to start it and there's chime or video, but the light turns on and i hear the normal sounds. Also when i put the old 2x512 back in it works.... is there something wrong with the ram i got or I would like to know what I've done wrong!, thanks so much in advance.

By the way my mac mini specs are: 1.83/1gb/80gb/Core 2 duo
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The Ram is incompatible

what are the specs the ebay seller gave you? Were ther parity or non parity
two internal SO-DIMM RAM slots. . . [and] The maximum amount of SDRAM supported. . . is 2 GB (one 1 GB SO-DIMM in each slot) with the following specifications:
PC2-5300
unbuffered
nonparity
200-pin
667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
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the ram is 1gb 200 pin sodimm 128mx64 ddr2 pc2-5300, it said compatable with all mac mini's so i assumed it would work on mine o.0
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try one chip at a time to see if it is just one of them
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thanks for the advice, i tried putting in the 1gb dimm on the bottom and the old 512 on the top.. same thing happened. Then i took that 1gb stick out and tried the other 1gb stick and put it in, then the computer started but once i got to the blue screen i got a kernel panic.. i tried 3 more times and the same thing happened, you think the sticks i got a faulty?
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I would think faulty but I have in rare cases seen ram that some motherboards just do not like. This is with PC's but a computer is a computer. What brand are the new sticks?

Can you link us to your Ebay auction where you bought the RAM please?
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:RTQ:US:1123
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This is very interesting. Crucial is some of the finest RAM I have ever used and I always recommend it to my friends. I am not sure what is going on, but since the old RAM works perfectly there is some issue. Are you sure the new RAM is seating all the way down in the slot?
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i tried it atleast 5 times even swapping the ram from one slot to the other, and im positive i put them in all the way and i got the same result each time.
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i tried it atleast 5 times even swapping the ram from one slot to the other, and im positive i put them in all the way and i got the same result each time.
Did you write the seller and tell him that it does not work no matter what? I would do that and see if he will give you a refund.

I got a used pair from a friends new Gateway when he upgraded even farther and it works 100% in my Intel Mini. It's what Gateway shipped stock and has those exact specs as what you purchased.
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yea i'm going to right away, hopefully he will refund the money and i can order another set and get this sorted out.. thanks for your help! and have a happy holiday! =)
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yea i'm going to right away, hopefully he will refund the money and i can order another set and get this sorted out.. thanks for your help! and have a happy holiday! =)
No problem. Hope all works out for you and please keep us updated!

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Crucial memory is lifetime guaranteed. I'm not sure if that extends to a party other than the original purchaser. If I were the seller, I'd ask you to return the memory, refund your money and then exchange it with Crucial and relist.

When the memory was shipped to you, was it wrapped in one of those silver-colored anti-static bags?

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Crucial memory is lifetime guaranteed. I'm not sure if that extends to a party other than the original purchaser. If I were the seller, I'd ask you to return the memory, refund your money and then exchange it with Crucial and relist.

When the memory was shipped to you, was it wrapped in one of those silver-colored anti-static bags?
Agreed!

I was also wondering if the dood on Ebay somehow zapped the ram due to static before he packed it. The ad did say he was in the original Crucial box.
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