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Apple OS X Mountain Lion memory requirements

OS X Mountain LionIf you are thinking of upgrading your Mac to the latest OS X – Mountain Lion, you will need to consider the hardware requirements and what machines can actually be upgraded. The basic general requirements are:

OS X v10.6.8 or later
2GB of memory
8GB of available space

You will also need to make sure your Mac supports the new OS X update. All supported models are as follows: (click on your model to find a compatible memory upgrade)

iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
Xserve (Early 2009)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding an upgrade please do not hesitate to contact us by phone on 01903 692 214 or email our sales team

Is my RAM / Memory Module Faulty?

We test all returned memory from our customers using a Ramcheck LX professional memory tester.

From doing this we have found a large percentage of memory modules returned as faulty actually pass our extensive tests.

If you believe the Memory we have supplied is faulty we urge you to follow our troubleshooting tips thoroughly (these are on the leaflet enclosed with your order or you can download a PDF version).

Alternatively please watch the generic installation videos showing how to correctly install memory.

If you have tried all of our tips and are still experiencing problems please use our Support Request Form and we will be happy to assist and of course replace your Memory if required.

Below is a video showing the Memory Tester we use in action.

Mr Memory Computer Scanner for Microsoft Windows

Need help finding the make and model of your computer?
Need to know what memory you currently have installed?

Mr Memory have developed a new Computer Scanner to make it quick and easy for our customers to identify their computers. This works by simply downloading a very small file which is 100% secure and leaves nothing installed on your system.

The Mr Memory Scanner

Currently the Mr Memory Scanner is fully compatible with all versions of Microsoft:
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2008

The scanner automatically analyses your computer in seconds and displays the make, model and memory currently installed. Customers can then use this information to search the Mr Memory website for compatible upgrades.

Click here to try the Mr Memory Computer Scanner

Memory Installation Videos

If you are unsure of how to upgrade or install new memory into your computer or laptop, don’t worry as the process is very simple and Mr Memory is here to help if you get stuck.

You will find an instruction booklet enclosed with your order explaining the basic steps to install your new memory modules, and if you need further guidance we recommend you take a look at the installation videos below.

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What is ECC Memory

ECC stands for Error Correction Code. ECC memory comes in three different varieties. There is ECC-Unbuffered, ECC-Registered and ECC-Fully Buffered. ECC memory is available in all memory types.

ECC Memory is used in high-end workstations, and Servers. This is because the ECC function is able to detect and clear errors with no input from a user. This is essential because Servers do not have users operating the machines all the time, so if an error occurred the server could crash. This would then cause problems for users that relied on the information stored on the machine, as well as servers that host websites, as websites would go down too. Continue reading

Contacting the Mr Memory Support Team

If after purchasing from Mr Memory you have a query or an issue with the product you have received please contact us straight away to get the problem resolved.

The best way to contact our support team is by using the Support Request Form. This way you can supply our Support Team with all the correct and relevant information which enables them to respond to and resolve your query as quickly as possible. It also means you do not need to phone us, or send an email as you can simply fill in the required sections of the Form. Continue reading

Can I Mix Different Memory Sizes & Types?

A Common question customers ask, is if they can install two or more modules that are a different size?

The answer 90% of the time will be yes you can! Although there are some specific High-End Machines and Servers that must have exactly matched memory for the computer to work. The majority of the computers people use in their homes are able to accept memory in different sizes. Continue reading