RAM CORSAIR DDR3L shows as DDR3

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  1. azisel macrumors newbie

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  2. chscag macrumors 68020

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    It's being reported correctly because it's DDR3 memory, and yes your Mid 2012 13" MBP supports it. And no, you can not upgrade the CPU nor the graphics as both are soldered (surface mounted) to the logic board.
     
  3. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    DDR3L is just DDR3 that runs at a slightly lower voltage, that's perfectly normal.

    No to either. The CPU is directly soldered to the motherboard as is the case with pretty much all laptops these days. The graphics hardware is integrated into the CPU itself so same deal with that. You should be able to use an external GPU through Thunderbolt though.
     
  4. azisel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do you do this?
     
  5. supermariofan25 macrumors regular

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    You will have limited luck with this and it mostly only works with Windows through Bootcamp. Basically you buy a Thunderbolt PCIe enclosure but get rid of the enclosure part because the card wont fit, you also need to make sure that the enclosure will fit a PCIe 16x card (sometimes the actual PCIe slot wont fit a 16x card as it is only designed for 8x card etc.) You will also need a power supple of sorts to actually power the graphics card and even then after all that the graphics card wont be used to its full potential as Thunderbolt 1 is only 10Gb/s and the setup will be really ghetto looking if you don't put effort into making a custom enclosure of sorts (See here fro example: thunderbolt 2 egpu setup using akitio thunderbolt 2 enclosure).
     

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