Memory Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Wingnuts, May 20, 2018.

  1. Wingnuts macrumors newbie

    Wingnuts

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    Hi everyone,

    I recently purchased 2x 4GB DDR3 Crucial 1600MT/s. The installation went smoothly except for a few stripped screws. I purchased the sticks without thinking about the 1600MT/s part and I read at the bottom of the Amazon sale page and it stated Not Mac Compatible. Should I be concerned? The Late 2012 MacBook Pro seems to work fine though.

    I appreciate your help!
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 68040

    Audit13

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    DDR3 memory used in a Windows laptop should be compatible with a Macbook that uses the same type of memory.

    I was using 2x8 ddr3L crucial in a mid-2012 for months with no problems. This ram product description did not mention anything about Macbook compatibility.
     
  3. Wingnuts thread starter macrumors newbie

    Wingnuts

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    Hi Audia 13,

    Was the RAM operating at 1600MHz or 1333MHz?
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 68040

    Audit13

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    I don't know it's operating speed since I no longer have the MacBook but it was recognized as being ddr3 1600 in "About this Mac".
     
  5. hobowankenobi macrumors 6502a

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    If the machine is happy, booting, and no kernel panics...no worries.
     

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