Macbook Pro RAM compatability

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jamie Neish, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Jamie Neish macrumors newbie

    Jamie Neish

    Oct 10, 2017

    Just wondering if anyone could give me a hand. I have a 2012 Macbook pro and I've just ordered a 2015 retina model. What I'm wondering is can I take the 16gb of DDR3 Ram from my 2012 model and swap it with the 8gb of LPDDR3 Ram in the 2015 model. My plan was to switch the RAM of both macbooks and sell the old one on. The question is... are the compatible with each other?

    Any help would be much appreciated.
  2. eddjedi macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2011
    You can't upgrade then RAM in a 2015 MBP, it is soldered to the motherboard.
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    No all RAM has been soldered into the retina MBP's since the 2013 models. You have no RAM upgrade options on the MBP you have to buy with the specification you require its that simple.
  4. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    It is best to think of the retina MBPs (2012/2013 and later) as non-upgradable. As mentioned earlier, the RAM is soldered on, and swapping for a bigger hard drive is costly and experimental.
  5. Jamie Neish thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jamie Neish

    Oct 10, 2017
    Thanks guys... thats a simple answer! appreciate the help

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