Mid 2012 just arrived

FyerFyer

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Hi guys

As title said my MBPmid2012 arrived today.

Next step is to update the ssd and ram. Ive been looking on amazon today and they've got some great deals on at the mo. Im looking at a crucial mx500, have heard the Samsungs may be better, but only slightly? In addition the evo range have had issues with my MBP model...

Finally, Im a bit stuck as to what ram brand to choose. Ill be buying one 8gb piece which I hope to match later in the year but also any recommendations on brand would be fantastic for this too.

Thanks guys
 

Audit13

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I used 2 x 8 GB Crucial DDR3L in a mid-2012 13" with a Samsung Evo 850. No problems and it's been used in this configuration for over 2 years.

I have used Adata, Corsair, Patriot, Samsung, Crucial, Intel, and OCZ in various 13" and 15" MBPs over the years and never ran into any compatibility issues in any of them.
 

FyerFyer

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Thanks

I think Im going for a crucial mx500 and an 8gb crucial stick. Out of interest is 1600the fastest ddr3 speed that will work in my laptop?
 

FyerFyer

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ok thanks

Ill be using it for music production so trying to make it as strong as possible, however Im not even sure the higher speeds are even compatible with my 2012
 

Mendota

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Great for you. This is the one that I have and it runs perfectly. I got really nice cover for it, and I use a Samsung drive. Have fun.