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    Mac Mini Ram upgrade

    Hi guys. Finally purchased this puppet ( i could not spend much more for this specific task) . Since I was seeking to have a mac just for xcode ( had enough messing with VM's ) I wanted to try a native box ( which It will come from USA ) on the 23rd .
    Thing is that after asking a pal of mine who is a mac geek he told he that given my budget I should go for a 2012 model provided that the 2014 one had soldered ram and ... I can't afford the bundle so I've put my chips on removing as much as I can . This is what i will receive :

    Mac Mini Desktop Late 2012 MD388LL/A 2.3GHz i7 4GB 1TB
    Which sticks of ram would you guys suggest me to put ? I should be able to purchase them from ebay from a trusted seller since I won't be able to test them till they arrive.

    I want some of a good brand

    will this ones work ?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Crucial-16G...QAAOSwLh9a2Fr3
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    BTW ended up purchasing via amazon and sending it to some acquaintance in Key Bizzz

    Now I need to see the way of having dual monitors ( had been used to simply either using a laptop or vga)
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    The it should support dual monitors, display port? Thunderbolt?
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    Hi Charles! This is my first time ever with a Mac and all I have is a DVI/vga monitor and another one which is only VGA. To be honest I have no clue on what to get to plug it in and make it work

    Appreciate your feedback

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    HDMI port
    Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
    Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately)

    You would need an adapter from one of these ports on your machine. I would get Mini DP to DVI adapter
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    How about 2x of this ?

    Thing is I don't know how to hook both connectors to the mini

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...k_ql_qh_dp_hza



    EDIT:

    How about maybe something like this but.. not so expensive?
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJZOBZM..._5MN4AbSWZZ8P4
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    The dual might work, never used one of those.
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    Single link DVI-d is pin for pin with HDMI video, so why not use that for the monitor with DVI (assuming it is digital,) then use a cheap DP to DSUB for the VGA monitor that I am assuming is DSUB.
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