|Ijack: I discovered that change in Apple's policy re' memory configs recently; when checking out the specs. for their current Macbooks. That they also apply it to their "desktop system" (Mac Mini at least) is, I suggest, a dumb move; and one motivated by pure greed. Sadly the Apple brand - always a premium system in computing - is losing touch with the its public. Howver I suspect that M$ will likely go the sameway soon in terms of "forcing" users to pay fees to use their software (apps etc.) when it becomes available foruse "viathe web only". I have Office 360 in mind here; can see that become a model for further sqeueezing of end users for more cash (some might even suggest "extort cash from users...).|
Equally sad is that Apple will persist in their new policy regardless, and likely encoruage other brands to follow suit. When Apple allowed clones to be produced/marketed some years back, they clearly got a fright, and saw their eliteness (and proffits) under threat; which is why they blocked them (the clones) in due course.
Like you Ishall likely hold off any major Mac purchases - not that I have any in mond at present; pending a possible review and change of (reversion to their previous) policy.
They got away with fixed, expensive systems with the iPad and iPhone, and I guess the money grabbers in the boardroom saw it worked and decided to apply it to the Mac computers too. Bearing in mind some of other "tablets" may allow upgrades re' RAM (I think it is possible with some?) I did read a while back that Apple was considering designing and allowing that option with their iPads in the future; but nothing more to date. Possibly Apple are going to try moving (encoraging - i.e. " forcing") general users onto tablets; and make Macs proper elite systemsonly - with a premuim price tag, and fixed configs. Regardless their next step (if it hasn't already occurred) will be to make Macs impossible to replace or upgrade the hard drive (which is now SSD by default?).
Meanhile.. Back to RAM problem... If the poster ran Belarc Advisor or similar, might it not identify exactly what RAM is currently working (sped etc. included); and thus the new RAM could/would be based/matched that way?
Though why Kingston won't work as is??
Is there a setting not corectly "set" in the bios that is impinging? My own, rather dated, experience with Dell systems was thad one simply reoved existing modules, plugged in the new/addirional as might be, and booted up. The new memory was automatically found, checked, and all worked.