16 Go RAM in a mbp 13'' i5 mid 2012

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by manuH, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. manuH macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2012
    I just bought a mbp 13'' mid 2012 i5 2,5GHz

    I'd like to upgrade to 16 Go RAM, but according to apple the maximum supported is 8Go

    but Crucial's system scanner tells me that I can put 16 Go

    there are also some packs available on differents website that are said to be compatible with my model here at macway.com

    sorry if this topic has already been discussed but I didn't read any clear infos :confused:

    thank you

  2. SanJacinto macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2011
    Milky Way Galaxy
    Hi Manu,

    you can use 16GB. I own an Early 2011 MBP 13 inch and it can also handle 16GB.
    You can use most of the RAM brands, but I prefer the brand which the MBP was originally shipped with (in my case it's Samsung).
    In case of money you can also choose Crucial or Corsair - two really great brands for RAM.
  3. dubmakerr macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2012
    Does having 16Gb of RAM in your MBP 13" affect battery?

    I am running a late 2011 MBP and thinking of sticking 16Gb in it for video / audio work and would love to know if it affect battery life... I have a SSD drive as well, so i guess that will help battery slightly..?
  4. dubmakerr macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2012
    Also... What speed are you running?

    What is the recommended? Currently it's running 1333 MHz DDR3

    Running faster going to cause problems in the late 2011 model MBP 13" ?
  5. needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
  6. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    No, it won't affect your battery life.

    SSDs can actually use more power under full load, it isn't always true that they use less power than standard HDDs.

    You can use 1600MHz RAM if you find a good deal on it. If the MBP can't run it at it's rated speed, it'll probably clock down to 1333MHz.

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