Conflicting Info Crucial vs Apple | Upgrading Memory

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ediponc, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. ediponc macrumors newbie


    Feb 9, 2017
    Hi Guys, I am trying to upgrade my MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2012's memory from 4GB to as much as I can get.

    I went on the website crucial and chose my computer model. MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2012.

    Crucial told me that there is a 4GB and an 8GB memory stick that are compatible with my computer. And that my system's maximum memory is: 16384MB. If this is the case I would happily go with 2x 8gb sticks.

    BUT then website says that my machine's maximum memory is 8GB (and only accepts 2GB and 4GB memory sticks)

    So I'm conflicted. Can I trust Crucial and ignore Apple?

    Also, Any hint as to what screw driver set I could buy to execute this? I bought a set a while ago to open up my macbook pro and the set was such poor quality that the screwdrivers twisted while removing the screws. The screws are in great shape and the screwdriver was tossed in the garbage.

    Thanks, I appreciate the help!
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Yeah it supports 16GB RAM. 2x8GB DDR3 1600MHz SODIMM. :)
  3. ediponc thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 9, 2017
    Thank you! This 4GB is holding me baaaaack :D
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    If you are in there already and can afford it replace the HDD with an SSD it will give a greater speed boost then the ram upgrade by far.
  5. treekram macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2015
    Honolulu HI
    I bought a mid-2012 13" MBP in late 2015 and got the 16GB that Crucial specified (from Crucial) and it's working fine.
  6. chipchen macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2002
    16GB works great. At the time the computer was released the official specs stated 8GB because 16GB wasn't available.
  7. greywolfe macrumors member


    Dec 14, 2012
    Great Lakes Region of US
    +1 for going to 16GB. I did the same to my Mid 2012 some time ago using Crucial memory as well as installing SSD. Everything still running great.

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